5 Roots and Herbs that will Spice Up Your Love Life

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5 Roots and Herbs that will Spice Up Your Love Life

Looking to add a little heat in the bedroom? Whether you are a long-term lover or in a budding new relationship, it’s never a bad idea to add a little spice in the bedroom.

What is the secret to going from sex zero to sex hero? It may be easier than you think. One simple thing you can do to make you a better lover is getting your hormones in check. Let’s explain. In layman’s terms, hormones impact every cell in your body. They affect every major body function and impact your energy levels, mood, and sex drive. If your hormones are out of whack that is going to show in the bedroom.

Balancing your hormones is a simple and effective way to help spice up your sex life and get the engine revving again. If your engine is already fired up, balancing your hormones will only make that engine go faster and further.

Perhaps you think the easiest way to balance your hormones is a synthetic drug, however, there is no immediate need to rush towards pharmaceutical drugs that may ultimately alter hormone production and balance. Note that it is important to be careful when dealing with your hormones, they help control almost all major bodily functions, so taking pills that have any potential to alter chemical balances to your hormones can be risky business.

If not looking at a synthetic drug to balance your hormones and up your sex drive what alternative should you look at? The good news is it’s as simple as taking a trip to your local health food store and walking down the herb and spice aisle.

Nature has provided an abundance of herbs and roots that can assist in your sex life. By using roots and herbs you are allowing your body to naturally balance out any hormonal issues (sex drive), fatigue/energy issues and getting your endocrine system (where your hormones are released) back into tip top shape, making you the best lover you’ve been.

Implementing various roots and herbs will help balance your body out and bring out that mojo you thought you may have lost by correcting and healing any masked issues that may have led to a decrease in sexual desire or simply amp up your sex drive. Balanced hormones, a well running endocrine system, higher energy, and increased stamina will leave you a better lover than ever before.

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Maca

This supplement is a Peruvian plant, similar to a turnip and is grown in the Andes. It is well recognized for its hormonal balancing properties, which is why it works wonders for anyone looking to increase their libido. Maca root is gaining popularity as a great sex enhancer for both males and females, increasing libido and helping promote healthy sexual functioning.

The US National Library of Medicine even has a study proving that regular consumption of maca root increased sperm count in male participants. Along with increased sperm count, maca is a known fertility booster for a woman looking to conceive.

Also, known to help increase energy and stamina making it the perfect natural supplement to help you reach peak performance in the bedroom.

How to use it:

You can purchase maca in powder form or if you prefer, in capsules. Maca has an earthy, and some might even say caramel like taste. This makes it the perfect addition to add in smoothies, baked goods, oatmeal, protein shakes or anything else you want to add a little flavor too.

How much you should take depends on your weight and how your body reacts. When buying maca look at the recommended serving for your weight and go from there. With maca it is better to start with a more conservative dose and work your way up as your body adapts to the increased energy, finding the perfect amount for you and your body’s need.

Kava

Kava, also known as kava-kava is a Polynesian plant that is a common social drink in the South Pacific for its known relaxation effects similar to alcohol. This herb is known to promote relaxation, calm anxiety, reduce stress and restlessness, ease muscle pain and tension and increase sexual desire.

A common cause for lowered sex drive and a loss of libido for both men and woman are various mental blocks. Your mental game plays a big part in your bedroom game. If you are worried, stressed or anxious, that will highly impact you as a lover. If you find yourself in your own head too much, worried or too anxious to enjoy yourself in the bedroom, Kava may be your golden ticket to getting your groove back in the bedroom.

How to use it:

Kava is typically taken in beverage form, note that it has a very bitter taste and many say it tastes like mud water. You buy the kava powder and then blend it into your preference of liquid. There are also kava teas that are increasing in popularity that already have the kava blended into them. And for those who prefer a capsule, there are also kava capsules that can be found at health food stores or ordered online.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is an herb with a long history, it is the longest known recorded tree on earth. This plant is recognized as a natural aid to help alleviate numerous age related ailments as well as help with sexual dysfunction, improve mood, balance hormones and increase libido. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine but now making its name known around the world because of its amazing benefits.

Ginkgo Biloba helps increase libido as it is known to increase blood flow within the body, which is why many male sexual enhancers have Ginkgo Biloba in them. Ginkgo Biloba also increases energy, balances hormones and improves your mood, all bonuses when looking to increase stamina and your mojo in the bedroom.

How to use it:

Ginkgo Biloba can be consumed in tea form which can be found at your local health food store or purchased online. The tea can be found in loose leaf or packaged tea bags depending on preference. Capsules of Ginkgo Biloba are also an option.  Read the description and dosage amount on the bottle for appropriate consumption.

Horny Goat Weed

Horny Goat Weed, also known as Epimedium, is another ancient herb that has been incorporated in Chinese medicine for centuries. Best known for its remedies in; fatigue, erectile dysfunction, pain and low libido, Horny Goat Weed is a great herb to start taking regularly to help counteract these symptoms.

Similar to Ginkgo Biloba, Horny Goat Weed is a great natural alternative to male enhancement drugs, as it promotes blood flow, loosens any restricted blood vessels and is known as a natural testosterone booster. It’s natural boost in testosterone (the sex hormone) will aid in both men and women’s low libido.

How to use it:

Horny Goat Weed comes in a supplement capsule form and dosage can differ based on body weight and your body’s reaction, be sure to read the dosage amount on the bottle to ensure proper consumption.

Ginseng

Ginseng root is a powerful root packed with a ton of benefits including, boosting sexual vitality and sex drive in both men and women. If fatigue or low energy is your problem in the bedroom, Ginseng is great for reducing fatigue, and rejuvenating your energy leaving you ready for more. Even if energy or fatigue isn’t an issue, Ginseng will give you that extra natural boost to take your love making to the next level.

Perhaps a poor immune system has you always feeling sluggish, tired and under the weather, which throws any idea of fun in the bedroom out of the picture. Ginseng is a great immune booster, helping you feel in tip top shape and your healthiest self so in return you can be the best lover.

How to use it:

There are various types of Ginseng and some have different wellness properties than others. American Ginseng and Red Ginseng are two varieties that improve sexual drive and sexual vitality in men and women. Try taking it in capsule form, be sure to follow the dosage listed on the bottle for appropriate consumption.

Ginseng is not recommended for those who are diabetic or taking any form of insulin medication, as it may impact your hypoglycemic levels. If that is you, you may want to consult a health professional before beginning adding it into your diet.

Whether you’re looking simply to enhance your libido, give your sex life a total makeover or you’re doing your homework on how to be the best lover out there, herbs and roots are a great and natural way to give you exactly what you are looking for. Try incorporating these herbs and roots into your daily routine to enhance your sex life – warning, things are about to get hot!

 

 

SARAH WILLIAMS

I’m a healthy lifestyle addict, avid yoga practitioner, and a professional dating coach. You can check my blog Wingman Magazine, where I share my insights about dating and self-development.

Stacey Chillemi

editor@thecompleteherbalguide.com

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.

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