Men’s libido, like women’s, can dip for various reasons at any point in their lives. Waning sex drive can cause relationship issues when it recurs or happens frequently. It could be physical, psychological or mental in nature, such as decreased blood flow to your genitals. But don’t panic if you happen to experience low libido? There is a range of natural remedies available for you, including the consumption of herbal teas that may help you get your sexual game on.
Herbs and spices have long played a role in sexual enhancement and enhancing libido levels in both men and women. Their extracts are known to have favorable action when used right. Here are some herbal teas to try to help revive your sexual desire:
- American ginseng – There are different kinds of ginseng that can be used for addressing low libido. Chinese ginseng, for example, is traditionally used, while American ginseng is commonly used in animal studies and appears to help improve libido through changing the effect of dopamine on your brain. In a study, American and Chinese ginseng are shown to increase sexual response and desire in animal subjects. Ginsenoside is identified as the stimulator, and it is found in ginseng root and known facilitate erections.
- Horny goat weed – Also known as epimedium grandiflorum, horny goat weed deserves its popular name because of its positive impact on both male and female libido. Traditional Chinese medicine calls it Yin Yang Huo, and it has an active component called icariin used for stimulating blood flow and pressure to your penis or the clitoris, says a science journal. When exposed to an enzyme that controls blood flow to your penis, the herb also offered the most significant effect of the enzyme. Horny goat weed can be brewed into a tea on your own. Simmer a handful of dried leaves for about 15 minutes in four cups of water. Drink two cups daily.
- Maca – This herb is believed to normalize sex hormones and to create significant libido increase, as well as to make sexual activity more frequent and better. Maca is also deemed helpful in increasing male fertility. It is for these reasons that the herb has earned the title “nature’s Viagra.” The effects may take up to two months to manifest, but it could be very well worth the wait!
- Ashwagandha – This herb appears to work just like GABA, which increases nitric oxide formulation and increases blood vessel dilation. A study shows that ashwagandha restricts the amount of nerve cells firing in the brain, just like GABA’s action. It helps boost mood and curb anxiety. Ashwagandha is also an adaptogen, a natural plant compound building immunity and enhancing stress resistance. Ayurveda, India’s holistic health system, has used this herb for centuries. For your own tea, use one part ashwagandha and milk and ghee (clarified butter) to come up with this aphrodisiac.