Spice up your sex life – Aphrodisiacs at home

Has the romance in your lives flown out of the window? Spice up things with these aphrodisiacs found in your kitchen!

  • Basil

    The taste and aroma of basil is enticing enough to induce the production of powerful pheromones in both males and females alike. It is considered to be one of the most powerful passion inducers. Though of Indian origin, references to the aphrodisiac power of basil have been found in Greek mythology too.

  • Honey

    Honey was prescribed by Hippocrates to bring sexual vigor and vitality. The use of honey as an aphrodisiac finds a place in many cultures. Honey contains boron which regulates the levels of the sex hormones and nitric acid which are responsible for sexual arousal. Honey is also a symbol of procreation and fertility in several cultures. In fact, the word ‘honeymoon’ derives its origin from the ancient culture where couples drank a honey drink till the first full moon post their wedding. Consuming this honey drink was believed to help in quick procreation.

  • Saffron

    Saffron is an exotic spice that has been believed to stroke the flames of passion. In several Indian cultures, a couple is encouraged to drink cup of warm milk laced with saffron on the night of their marriage consumption.

  • Strawberries

    Strawberries are a visually enticing fruits. The tangy taste and the vitamin C content in it help in bringing out the hidden sexual passions.

  • Almonds

    Almonds are filled with essential amino acids which help in boosting the production testosterone. Therein lies the aphrodisiac property of almonds. Testosterone is essential for developing sexual desire and to last longer in bed.

  • Bananas

    Bananas have an alluring shape that may set you in the mood for naughty things. They also contain serotonin that is responsible for the sated and content post-coital bliss.

  • Cinnamon

    This herb, legends say, was used by the Queen of Sheba to captivate King Solomon and make him a slave to her sexual passions. The sweet and spicy flavour of this herb is responsible for fuelling your sexual desires.

  • Chocolate

    Chocolate is not called as a ‘sin’ for nothing. Chocolate forms a part of everyone’s sexual fantasy. Dark chocolates are filled with various chemicals that are known to arouse sexual desires. Chocolate or the 'food of Gods' was also believed to be Casanova's favourite aphrodisiac.

  • Garlic

    You may be surprised to find garlic on this list as one always associates garlic with its awful smell. But the smell of fresh garlic is believed to be a mood enhancer and has been used for its aphrodisiac properties since ages. It is believed that the compound allicin in garlic improves blood flow to the sexual organs and leads to arousal.

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