5 Herbs for Low Libido
5 Libido Boosting Herbs for women.
The following herbs help to promote healthy circulation to the reproductive organs and/or balance hormones.
Be sure to educate yourself on the proper dosage/techniques and contraindications before incorporating them into your daily routines.
Turnera diffusa | Damiana: Damiana is a powerful aphrodisiac that has been used for centuries to help increase circulation to the reproductive systems as well as increase sexual pleasure.
We love it as a tea, in herbal smoking blends, or as a tincture, elixir and syrup.
Lepidium meyenii | Maca Root: Maca works effectively to balance hormones and increase sexual desire in both women and men by increasing blood flow to the pelvic region; increasing vaginal secretions in women and enhancing testosterone levels in men.
Maca is great added to warm beverages and smoothies, while some prefer to take it encapsulated.
Crocus sativus | Saffron: Saffron was used by the ancient Egyptians to increase their sex drive. Saffron is a powerful herb that works to increase blood flow to the pelvic area, which is known to ultimately boosts sexual feelings in both women and men. It is sold in small amounts and pretty expensive. However, it is said to be very effective.
We enjoy saffron as a culinary herb, in rice dishes and complex desserts. A small amount goes a long way!
Tribulus terrestris | Tribulus, aerial parts and fruit: Tribulus has been used medicinally in India in Ayurvedic medicine for it’s beautiful benefits. It’s great for the urinary tract and a great urogenital tonic that works in both women and men by helping to raise sexual energy and supporting larger, harder erections of the lingam/penis by enhancing circulation and blood flow to the area. It is considered an overall fertility tonic for both the female and male reproductive system.
Most people like to enjoy Tribulus in capsule form. However, we like to add it to formulas + food recipes.
Vitex agnus-castus | Vitex: Vitex from the Chaste Berry Tree is one of our favorites! It is known as an all-around female reproductive enhancer. Vitex has been used to treat many female issues, including lethargic libido. It is able to increase circulation to the genitals, Vitex also helps to increase vaginal mucus to enhance sexual sensations and to improve a woman’s energy levels.
We use Vitex berries specifically in long term + slow brewed herbal formulations to be sure that it is used properly and all of it’s benefits are fully extracted.