Tuesday, February 12, 2008

24 Aphrodisiacs

Aniseed
Aniseed was first used as an aphrodisiac since the Greeks and the Romans. They believed sucking on the seeds increases your desire.

Asparagus
Considered an aphrodisiac for its shape, it's suggested to eat asparagus for three days for the most powerful effect.

Almond
The aroma is thought to induce passion in a female.

Arugula
Arugula has been documented as an aphrodisiac since the first century A.D.

Asafetida
Any Indian dried, powedere herb used as a sexual stimulant in Ayurvedic medicine.

Avocado
An accompaniment to asparagus, once again for its shape. Serve in twos.

Bananas
Serve with asparagus for a shaped theme.

Basil
Is said to stimulate the sex drive and boost fertility.

Broccoli Rabe
The ground seeds of various plants in the brassica family were believed to increase virility. In the case of broccoli rabe its more likely a myth created to get people to eat this bitter vegetable.

Chocolate
The secret for passion is to combine with red wine.

Carrots
Believed to be a stimulant to the male, once again b/c of its shape. Notice a theme here? The carrot has been associated with stimulation since ancient times and was used by early Middle Eastern royalty to aid seduction.

Coriander
The 1,000 year old book of The Arabian nights tells a tale of a merchant who had been childless for 40 years but was cured by a concoction that included coriander.

Fennel
In the 1930's fennel was found to be a source of natural plant estrogens. Use of fennel as an aphrodisiac dates back to the Egyptian times where it was used as libido enhancement.

Figs
An open fig is thought to emulate the female sex organs and thus thought of as sexual stimulant. A man breaking open a fig and eating it in front of his lover is a powerful erotic act. Serve fresh Black Mission figs in a cool bowl of water as it is done in Italy and eat with your fingers

Garlic
The heat in garlic is said to stir sexual desires. Make sure you and your partner share it together in moderation.

Honey
Many medicines in Egyptian times were based on honey including cures for sterility and impotence. Medieval seducers plied their partners with Mead, a fermented drink made from honey. Lovers on their "Honeymoon" drank mead and it was thought to sweeten the marriage.

Liquorice
The essence of the Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) plant, glycrrhizin, is 50 time sweeter than sugar. Chewing on bits of licorice root is said to enhance love and lust. It is particularly stimulating to woman.

Mustard
Believed to stimulate the sexual glands and increase desire.

Nutmeg
Highly prized by Chinese women as an aphrodisiac. In quantity nutmeg can produce a hallucinogenic effect.

Oysters
Oysters were documented as a aphrodisiac food by the Romans in the second century A.D as mentioned in a satire by Juvenal. He described the wanton ways of women after ingesting wine and eating giant oysters.

Pine Nuts
Zinc is a key mineral necessary to maintain male potency and pine nuts are rich in zinc. Pine nuts have been used to stimulate the libido as far back as Medieval times.

Pineapple
Used in the homeopathic treatment for impotence.

Truffles
The Greeks and the Romans considered the rare truffle to be an aphrodisiac. The musky scent is said to stimulate and sensitize the skin to touch.

Vanilla
The scent and flavor of vanilla is believed to increase lust. Old Totonac lore has it that Xanat, the young daughter of the Mexican fertility goddess, loved a Totonac youth. Unable to marry him due to her divine nature, she transformed herself into a plant that would provide pleasure and happiness.

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