There are a numerous reasons why some men and women experience low sex drive including, hormonal imbalance, nervous disorders, nutritional deficiencies, fatigue, endocrine disorders and numerous other factors.
Having a healthy sex drive is a natural part of a human being’s makeup, therefor if you’re experiencing low sex drive it’s important to investigate the cause with your doctor. Fortunately, however, there are a number of natural herbs that can not only boost your sex drive but will also improve your mood, help you look and feel better and raise your overall energy level as well.
Herbal remedies are often better than over the counter medications because they are natural and don’t have the adverse side effects that over the counter medications tend to have.
Herbal alternatives for low sexual desire range from general aphrodisiacs to herbs containing nutrients that will help to improve your general health over time. In addition, it is important to note that anything that is good for your health is also good for your sex drive as well.
So when trying to resolve issues of low sex drive, in addition to exercising frequently, it is important to consider such issues as making sure that your diet is properly balanced. A low-fat, well-balanced diet which includes cold water fish such as Salmon, lots of vegetables and the avoidance of high-sugar, starchy foods is essential to solving the problem of low sex drive.
Besides dietary changes that you can make to improve your sex drive, there are a number of herbs which can also be helpful.
Ginkgo – Increases energy and is said to increase the blood circulation to the genital area, which will make arousal easier and improve the sensation during intercourse.
Sarsaparilla – Important for glandular balance and contains the hormones testosterone and progesterone. It is an excellent blood purifier and is often use to treat liver disorders (liver function is important to sex drive).
Passion flower – Helps the mind and body to relax and helps the body to cope with stress – one of the biggest factors in low sex drive, particularly in women.
St. Johns Wort – Effective in improving the overall well-being and treating depression. St. Johns Wort is also effective in treating insomnia which can be a cause of low sex drive in some cases.
Horny Goat Weed – Believed to affect cortisol levels (the main stress hormones in the body) and increases sexual desire and performance in both men and women.
In addition to the herbs mentioned above there are also several vitamins and other nutrients that are important to a healthy sex drive including Zinc, B Complex, vitamin C, vitamin E and fish oils.
Scents like ylang ylang, sandalwood, lavender and jasmine can also help you relax, lift your mood and gently aid in improving feelings of sexual desire as well.