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13 Feb

Aphrodisiacs To Get You In The Mood

Are you looking for a playful and natural way to spice up your Valentine Day? Here are few suggestions to get you in the mood.


Ginger for Libido ~ JulieDaniluk.com

Ginger Root

Just hearing the Latin name for ginger, Zingiber, sounds sexy. The famous physician Avicenna noted that this gnarly rhizome ‘increased lustful yearnings,’ and Madame du Barry, an official royal mistress to King Louis XV, served ginger to all her lovers (and herself) to assure their seduction. Today, ginger is well documented to help reduce digestive stress, motion sickness and inflammation. And although there is little science to support the aphrodisiac claim, it is logical to assume that ginger stirs desire, as it has the power to increase blood flow from the brain to our fingers, toes and even our private parts. For more information on gingier, click here.
Chocolate and Chilis for Libido ~ JulieDaniluk.com
Chocolate and Chilis
Aztec Emperor Montezuma II drank hot chocolate with chili peppers to handle his many lovers. Cocoa contains the chemical phenylethylamine, a stimulant that conjures just the sort of subtle feelings of being in-love. You may find your mate more interesting in that headspace. Capsaicin, a chemical found in fiery peppers, increases circulation to get blood pumping and stimulates nerve endings so you'll feel more turned on. Ginger does a similar action if your sensitive to nightshade plants. For more information on chocolate, click here.
Oysters for Libido ~ JulieDaniluk.com
Italian Adventurer Casanova ate up to 60 Oysters a day. Oysters as an aphrodisiac may seem over rated but it one of the few proven remedies for low libido. 1 oyster provides your daily needs of zinc, a mineral that cranks up the production of testosterone, leading to a higher sex drive.
Avocado for Libido ~ JulieDaniluk.com
These green fruits contain rich amounts of vitamin E that is known as the fertility vitamin. Vitamin E is critical for the production of testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.  When these hormones are happy, your more in the mood to get it on. For more information on avocado, click here.
Pomegranates for Libido by JulieDaniluk.com
Since ancient times, the fabulous fleshy seeds were used for fertility, but it turns out they do so much more. These fabulous fleshy seeds provide passion power due to high levels of antioxidants that increase your circulation. The better the circulation, increasing genital sensitivity. Many years ago pomegranates were viewed as exotic. Like Mandarin oranges they were precious imports brought over on ships for a once-a-year treat at Christmas. But in recent years, as you might have noticed, the pomegranate has been designated a “superfood” (foods with the highest nutritional values). And it truly is super with its high dietary fibre and folate, vitamin C and vitamin K. For more information on pomegranate, click here.
Sardines for Libido ~ JulieDaniluk.com
They're packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which keep sex-hormone production at their peak. A daily intake of 3000 mg raises the dopamine level in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, which is associated with desire and sexual pleasure. Clinical tests have shown that an increase in dopamine production is one of the ‘therapies’ that appear to be particularly successful in cases of sexual dysfunction. Omega-3 also promotes blood flow in the genital area. For more information on Omega 3, click here.
Maca Root for Libido ~ JulieDaniluk.com
Maca Root (a popular Aphrodisiac in Peru)
Maca can sensitize the hypothalamus– the part of the brain that regulates levels of testosterone and many other hormones. In 2001, the Asian Journal of Andrology published a study indicating that in men, maca improved seminal volume, sperm motility (the ability to move spontaneously), and sperm count. The dose that seems to do the trick is 1500mg or 3000mg maca for four months. For more information about maca, click here.
Ashwagandha for Libido ~ JulieDaniluk.com
Ashwagandha (a popular Aphrodisiac in India)
Ashwangandha relieves stress, relaxes the nerves, and improves the memory. It is also considered anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and an aphrodisiac. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India has suggested ashwagandha for impotence. A recent study of Ashwagnandha showed it to have a marked improvement in libido, sexual energy, and penile dysfunction. Likewise, the component in the root called as awithanolide has revealed antistress activity. At the end of the day, nothing kills your mojo faster than stress. Stay Chill and find yourself more in the mood! For more information on ashwagandha, click here.