Is your sex drive not what it used to be? Do you find yourself unable to get into the mood even when you really want to? Aside from age, numerous factors in your immediate environment can negatively impact your sex drive. The most common contributor is stress. Yes, that means your irritating boss is literally stressing the joy out of your life. Your low sex drive can also be as a result of exhaustion, hormonal fluctuations or poor health.
Luckily for you, you can easily boost your sex drive with a few spices that I bet are right in your kitchen cabinet. Check out these common spices that are guaranteed to raise your sex drive.
8 spices for a healthier sex life
Nutmeg is a pretty common spice that has a somewhat delicate yet sweet taste. Although nutmeg is indigenous to the Caribbean, it is readily available worldwide. While it is mainly used as a natural flavoring in baked goods, syrups and beverages, nutmeg has a more powerful use that many people are not aware of.
Did you know that in ancient times, the Greeks and the Romans used nutmeg its powerful aphrodisiac qualities? This everyday spice that you may be unknowingly adding to your baked goodies has strong sexual revitalization powers.
In both men and women, nutmeg significantly boosts the libido. It does this by mimicking the feel-good hormone- serotonin. Aside from this hormonal effect, nutmeg naturally has a very seductive aroma that is guaranteed to put you in the mood.
In addition, men who may be suffering from jumping the gun too early can benefit from the tranquilizing effects of nutmeg.
Isn’t it ironic that garlic has made this list yet people on dates avoid eating garlic in order not to kill the mood with their nasty ‘garlic breath’?
Unknown to many people, garlic contains very high levels of allicin which improves blood flow to sexual organs. This what makes you feel turned on. This simple spice is known to elevate men’s libido and testosterone levels as well. In addition, this common spice also increases sperm production.
So, the next time you go out on a date, you may consider getting your partner to eat some garlic as well. It may just lead to the perfect ending that you are hoping for.
Cloves are an excellent spice for boosting men’s libidos. Just a small amount of cloves can increase testosterone levels. However, this spice does not only work on men but on women too.
Did you know that in Asia, men have been using cloves for centuries in order to enhance their sexual performance? On top of that, they have been using cloves to prevent premature ejaculation effectively too.
The aphrodisiac properties of cloves have been backed by several scientific research. In fact, when cloves are mixed with cinnamon, the effects are even stronger. Ingesting a few pieces of ground cloves can ensure that your sex drive remains as healthy as it should be.
This common cooking herb comes with a pleasant and stimulating scent. However, aside from adding flavor to your food, did you know that basil is known to increase a person’s sex drive? Indeed, in ancient Greece, they would serve basil to horses before allowing them to mate or before breeding them.
The aphrodisiac properties of basil are even backed by science. According to Dr. Samuel Oetori, a nutrition specialist, basil has the power not only to increase sexual desire in men, but it also leads to an increase in sperm production.
A little hot pepper in your food goes a long way in bringing some heat in the bedroom. Cayenne is known to improve blood flow through the body while also stimulating the release of endorphins. Endorphins are vital when it comes to sexual arousal. Aside from this, cayenne speeds up your metabolism as well as increasing the blood flow to certain sensitive areas. Ingesting this spice is also known to leave you with a flushed appearance that which makes you even more attractive to your partner. So the next time you go out for a romantic dinner, try and order something a bit spicy.
Cinnamon bark has several incredible uses ranging from improving poor blood circulation to treating erectile dysfunction as well as boosting one’s sex drive. Since ancient times, this spice has been used as a powerful aphrodisiac. One of its most famous uses properties is that it is excellent for restoring male energy (Yang tonic). Aside from this, it is known to beautify the skin and also promote a rosy complexion. You can add a dash of cinnamon bark to your hot chocolate or even your dessert. Try it on a regular basis and see how you like it.
The distinctive sweet yet tangy taste of ginger is a familiar one to most people. We use ginger to flavor our foods or even in making common cold cures. While this is one of the common uses of ginger, there are several other lesser known uses of the spice. For example, did you know that ginger is great for treating low libido or even low sperm motility? Ginger works well because of its stimulative properties, especially on the circulatory system. Because of this, ginger increases the blood flow to the sexual organs which results in sexual arousal.
Did you know that according to the ancient healing art of Ayurveda, cardamom is great for boosting your libido? This spice works so because of its high cineole levels. Cineole increases the blood flow to the male and female sexual organs. This results in an increase in sexual desire. Therefore, the next time you make yourself a cup of chai tea, consider adding a bit of cardamom for that extra kick.
You can use spices to spice up your sex life instead of going for the unhealthier alternative which contains harmful chemicals. Although the effects of these spices may seem subtle at first, with continuous use, you will appreciate their impact on your sex life.