Herbal Sexual Remedies
Herbal sexual remedies
can be useful when lack of interest in sex affects a relationship. This can happen in both men and women and some people are affected their whole lives. Others find the desire diminishes with middle age. Loss of interest can occur for many reasons including boredom, trauma in childhood, depression and various drugs such as tranquilizers and anti-hypertensives.
Hormone imbalances, specifically testoserone, can cause lack of sexual desire. Changes in testosterone levels is what causes desire. This affects the brain and releases dopamine and also opens the memory centers to recall pleasureable encounters. Men have higher levels than women, but because of this, when testosterone fluctuates in women, they are more sensitive to it.
Herbal sexual remedies can be used to increase testosterone levels. They are most effective when they are not overused. It may take several weeks to raise hormone levels, and the level can be maintained for several months. After that it is best to let them fluctuate so as to repeat the cycle over again.
|Herb||Dosage||Effects On Hormones |
| Avena ||Tincture. Take as directed on label.||Increases levels in men only. |
| Chrysin ||Capsules. Take as directed on label.||Increases levels in men under 35. |
| Damiana ||Tincture or tea. 1 cup of tea 3x/day or 1-3ml of tincture per day.||Treats impotence in men, improves drive in women. |
| Muira puma ||Tincture. Take as directed on label.||Increases levels in men, intensifies erections. |
| Pine pollen ||Capsules. 3000-4000mg per day.||May increase levels in women, not proven. |
| Siberian gensing ||Tincture. Take as directed on label.||Stimulates production in men and women. |
| Stinging nettle root ||Capsules or tablets. 500-1000mg 3x/day.||Keeps testosterone in active form in men and women. |
| Tribulus terrestis ||Tribestan. Take as directed on label.||Increases levels in younger men and women. |
There are products on the market that combine several herbal sexual remedies
into one tablet or capsule. Many times they have free trial offers.
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| Ashwaganda ||Capsules. 1000-2000 mg/day.||Stabilizes male sex drive, prevents premature ejaculation. |
| Gensing ||Panax ginseng tincture. Take as directed on label.||Increases desire in men over 50. |
| Kava ||Tablets. 60-120mg per day.||Mild relaxant, relieves inhibitions. |
| Passionflower ||Tea bag in 1 c. water, 2-6 hours before sexual activity.||Relaxes without decreasing drive. |
| Sarsaparilla ||Extract. 1/2-1 tsp in 1/4c water 3x/day.||Aphrodisiac. |
| Star anise ||Tea bag in 1 c.water 3x/day.||Stimulates female sex drive. |
| Yohimbe ||Tincture. Take as directed, do not use tablets.||Aphrodisiac for both sexes, increases strength of erection. |
Do not use testoserone stimulating herbs if you have prostate problems, do not use damiana if you have anemia or a chronic bleeding condition. Kava and passionflower increase the effects of alcohol and other sedatives. Do not take any of the above herbs if you are pregnant or nursing.
Never use yohimbe and Viagra within 12 hours of each other. Avoid high doses of yohimbe which can result in priapism a painful erection that requires immediate surgery. Avoid tyramine containing foods while taking yohimbe. Return From Herbal Sexual Remedies to Herbal Remedies Information
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