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Let's discuss aphrodisiacs...

An aphrodisiac is a food or drug that arouses sexual instinct, brings on desire, or increases sexual pleasure or performance. A myriad of pharmaceutical drugs are available and marketed specifically for their libido-boosting effects.

However, some individuals prefer natural alternatives, as they’re generally safer and tend to have fewer side effects.

It’s worth noting that many aphrodisiacs do not have the backing of scientific evidence, and some natural products may have negative effects. If you’re thinking of trying a supplement, talk to your doctor first.

    These are known aphrodisiacs...
  1. Ginkgo Biloba
  2. Red Ginseng
  3. Pistachio Nuts
  4. Saffron
  5. Chocolate
  6. Hot chilies

When it comes to boosting sex drive, the list of foods with potential aphrodisiac properties is very long.

However, only a small proportion of these supposed aphrodisiacs are actually backed by science.

If you’re interested in giving the science-backed options a try, you may want to start with small amounts and increase the dosage based on your personal tolerance.

Also, it’s important to note that natural aphrodisiacs may interact with some medications.

If you’re currently taking medication, make sure to check with your healthcare provider before giving these foods and herbs a try.
Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo biloba is said to act as an aphrodisiac by helping relax blood vessels and increase blood flow.

Red Ginseng
Red ginseng is commonly used to treat a variety of ailments in men and women, including low libido and sexual function
Pistachio Nuts
Pistachios may have a variety of health benefits, including helping lower blood pressure, manage weight and reduce the risk of heart disease. They may also help reduce symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
Saffron is often used as an alternative remedy to help treat depression, reduce stress, and enhance mood. What’s more, saffron is also popular for its potential aphrodisiac properties.

Compounds in cacao are often touted to have an aphrodisiac effect, particularly in women.

Hot chilies
According to popular belief, capsaicin, the compound that gives hot chilies their spiciness, stimulates nerve endings on the tongue, causing the release of sex-drive-boosting chemicals.