Women often seek to increase their sex drive or desire, but are too embarrassed to discuss the subject with their physicians. Others can talk about it but aren't interested in taking drugs or medications. For such women, herbal remedies may provide the answer they're looking for. Herbs are natural, are realtively inexpensive and can be found in most natural or health food stores. Female aphrodisiac or sexual desire enhancing herbs are commonly used by women around the world.
Try Yohimbe, a tree bark that comes from Africa and is called the natural Viagra. It is purported to enhance sexual and sensual sensations and stamina for both men and women around the world. In women, Yohimbe increases blood flow and circulation to the female organs, and boosts sensation and engorgement of genitals.
You might also want to try natural aphrodisiac herbal oils such as jasmine, ylang ylang and sandlewood, all which provide aphrodisiac and sexual stimulation for the senses when combined with massage. Jasmine oil has a rich history of warming and relaxing the body, and sandlewood produces a musky smell that arouses the senses while ylang ylang enhances sensual stimulation.
Make a tea form Damiana Leaf, a well-known female aphrodisiac made of the leaves of a plant common in the Americas. The plant has been used in Mexico for hundreds of years to treat numerous conditions, but is most well known for increasing circulation and sensitivity to genitalia. The herb has been used by women for centuries to increase sensitivity in the female organs and enhance pleasure while at the same time supporting hormone system health.
Purchase pure forms of standardized Damiana leaf extract for optimal results. You can buy the leaf extract from most natural health food or vitamin stores in leaf forms for brewing in tea (approximately one teaspoon of leaf extract per eight ounces of hot water), in caplets that suggest up to two caplets three times a day or in extract forms of one to two milliliter doses three times a day.
Swallow a spoonful of the popular Muira Puama (known also as Ptychopetalum olacoides), an ancient Amazon river basin herb taken from the bark of the muirapuama tree. It is also known by its nickname Viagra of the Amazon these days. It has long been believed to enhance and stimulate a woman's libido and is also a hormone supporting herb. The herb increases sexual hormone production and increases blood flow to the pelvic area, increasing sensation and sensitivity.
Muira Puama may be taken in liquid form or in tablets and caplets. Read instructions regarding use when purchased in such forms. For most, liquid supplements require one to two milliliter doses three times a day, while two capsules can be taken once daily.
Take a supplement of ginko biloba, which has long been used as a "woman's herb" to increase all-around sexual function and health in women. Ginko biloba is known to help balance levels of estrogen and progesterone in the female body and can improve sexual drive and function. Most commonly found in caplet form, one ginko biloba caplet can be taken one to two times a day.
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