A woman’s libido is often affected by their personal perceptions towards sex. These perceptions are due to many factors, including their culture, beliefs, media, family and friends’ views.
The more positive your views are regarding sex, the more likely it will be for you to have a satisfying sex life. This of course, doesn’t mean your views alone affects your sex life or libido. A person’s state of health is also a contributing factor.
Fortunately, if your libido needs some help, there are many ways to spice up your sex life, by using natural libido-boosting herbs!
Damiana leaf is a small shrub found in Mexico and South America. Damiana leaf contains alkaloids that are beneficial for stimulating the blood flow and for increasing sensitivity, specifically to the sensual areas of a woman’s body.
It is considered an aphrodisiac and is used for improving sexual desire and for treating vaginal dryness. It is also helps provide relaxation and stress relief.
Researchers say that the libido-enhancing qualities of damiana leaf is due to its glycosides, flavonoids, terpenoids, caffeine and phenolics that contribute to the feelings of relaxation and increased blood flow to the pelvic area.
Many take damiana leaf in the form of an herbal tea and it can also be purchased in capsule form.
Horny Goat Weed
Horny goat weed has often been associated with men’s libido issues, but it is also an herb that works well for women too.
Horny goat weed helps the blood vessels expand and relax, thus improving blood flow and overall circulation. This makes horny goat weed helpful in making sure that the blood flow is channeled to the right places at the right time, which is important for stimulating the sensual areas.
Studies have now proven what Malaysians have believed for centuries, being that tongkat ali helps rev-up a woman’s libido and increases sensitivity in a woman’s sexual zones.
Tongkat ali possesses natural properties that can boost testosterone production, which is important for both men and women and this means an increased sexual desire for both sexes.
The active compounds found in dong quai have been shown to improve the effect of hormones in a woman’s body. Some of these compounds that can boost the impact of female hormones include sequiterpenes, n-butylidene-phthalide, beta-sitosterol and carvacrol.
The regular intake of dong quai leads to improved responsiveness and better sensitivity to sexual desire. Dong quai also ensures good circulation and this means uninterrupted flow of blood to a woman’s sexual organs which is vital for achieving heightened pleasure when having sexual intercourse.
The maca root has many benefits for women, including improving their mood and their libido.
A 2008 study conducted by CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics proved that the maca root works effectively in increasing a woman’s libido, and improving the production of their ‘feel-good’ hormones.
In addition, maca root was also found helpful in restoring hormonal balance as it supports the endocrine system. Another beneficial quality of maca root is its ability to help regulate the production of thyroid and adrenal hormones.