Named after the Goddess Aphrodite, an aphrodisiac is a substance that, when ingested or externally applied, increases the libido or sexual drive. There are many herbs that help support our circulatory system, digestive system, integumentary system, etc. There are herbs that lift our spirits, improve our memory and culinary-wise where would we be without herbs. Herbs have for thousands and thousands of years made our lives more pleasurable. Not surprising that herbal aphrodisiacs have been used for thousands of years, too, and continue to be used.
Please make a note that none of what I discuss here is a curative. This will enhance the experience, make the mood, connect those neurons that put fire in your sacral chakra. Imagine this combined with a guided meditation and/or hypnosis as well as energy work with Reiki and tantra.
An herbal aphrodisiac may be taken internally by making a tea, an elixir or included in a recipe; used as incense and/or smoked, use a specific herbal-infused massage oil or soak in an herbal-infused bath, mist the pillows of the bed, place a sachet in the pillowcases… I know you need to overwhelm your senses. All of them.
Here are my top 6 herbal aphrodisacs:
My herb garden is doing extremely well this season with all this rain. I have created an apothecary using traditional herbal remedies, potions and notions. I would love to share them all with you but actually that is a different blog. So in order to keep this post from becoming a 25 page e-booklet, if you are interested in trying out any of these herbs, contact me personally on how to use them properly… and include them with your parter on a perfect night with candles lit, and a relaxing guided Tantric meditation playing in the background as perfect ambiance (coming soon).