Love-making in and of itself can be a stressor. Many factors – such as fatigue, menopause, certain medications or medical conditions – can cause disturbances in sexual desire. But if you’re not ready to hop on the Viagra bandwagon, there are alternative choices that may improve your feelings of desire.
Echinacea became widely used as a form of medicine in the United States during the 18th and 19th century, but has since declined, most likely due to the development of modern antibiotics. Despite the decline, Germany has taken interest in Echinacea and has become one of the leaders in researching the medical benefits of the plant.
Goji berries, native to the regions of China, Mongolia, and the Himalayas in Tibet, have been used for over 6,000 years for various health reasons such as: protecting the liver, improving eyesight, improving sexual function, boosting immune system, and are notoriously known for promoting longevity. And who doesn’t want to live longer, right?
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant from the ginger family and is native to tropical South Asia. Turmeric is a potent natural treatment long used in Asian healing traditions as an anti-inflammatory medicine and also fights cancer, improves liver conditions, lowers blood cholesterol and may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
Stevia is a popular and widely used herb throughout South America, Central America, and China. Studies of its use have shown that the herb has antifungal properties, can help to lower blood pressure and blood sugar, and can be used as a calorie-free sweetener for diabetics and healthy individuals alike.
Holy Basil is an ancient herb that is known as ‘Tulsi’ in its homeland of India. This herb’s name literally means “matchless” and its benefits have been documented from around 3000 years ago and are mentioned in the classic Indian Ayurvedic text that deals with natural healing.
Cannabis indica, cannabis sativa and marijuana – all refer to the same plant. Medical Cannabis has been used to treat pain, nausea and vomiting effects of chemotherapy and people with AIDS. The roots of its use go back to as far as ancient Chinese medicine when it was considered a ‘magical’ herb.