If you find you’re more eager to sleep than have sex on an everyday basis, your sex drive may need a booster shot. Look no further than your spice cupboard for these everyday Indian spices.
Cloves: This sex superfood is versatile when it comes to cooking: it can be brewed in hot apple cider, infused in your favorite exotic dish, or added to a chai tea latte. Just make sure to share it with your guy, too. “In India, cloves have been used to treat male sexual dysfunction for centuries,” says Glassman. Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicineagrees, discovering that clove extracts produced an increase in the sexual activity of normal male rats. “Cloves are also used to rid bad breath, which can’t hurt your kissing skills either,” says Glassman, who also suggests using powdered cloves in Mexican food. Add a little cumin and cinnamon and you’ve got a tasty, multifaceted aphrodisiac
Chillies: Now this has to be an aphrodisiac because of its ‘hot’ properties. From bell peppers to the red chillies — all are considered aphrodisiacs. Chillies have capsaicin which increases blood circulation and heartbeats, raises body temperature and also produces sweat.All these symptoms occurs while having sex so this might be another reason for calling it an aphrodisiac. Capsaicin also helps in releasing endorphins and stimulates the nerve endings which makes which increases the pulse and makes the body sensitive.It is said that just believing something as an aphrodisiac is strong enough to sexually arouse a person, or to increase his sex drive, performance and desires. But we think that there is no harm in trying these natural love foods as they surely won’t harm, but do remember that too much of everything is bad.
Garlic: Not necessarily an obvious choice, but garlic is a potent aphrodisiac for a one very good reason: it’s ridiculously high in incredibly high in allicin. Allicin boosts energy, increases circulation and greatly increases stamina. When all of these become synergistic, people just feel better. Let’s do the math, shall we? Energy + Increased Circulation + Superman Stamina + Happy Thoughts = A Love Machine. Garlic is most potent when eaten raw, so dice some up with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and mustard. The result: a really simple and healthy salad dressing.
Cinnamon: is another spice that promotes heat in the body. Anything that boosts heat increases circulation. Increased circulation is great for cardiovascular health, brain function, staying warm in cold weather and heightening sensitivity. Cinnamon is also a great blood sugar regulator, staving off unwanted food cravings. Cinnamon can be added to just about anything from sweet to savory.
Saffron: Though on the pricey side, this spice is a treat for your stomach and sex life. Researchers at the University of Guelph have found that saffron can improve sexual performance.
To use, Glassman suggests soaking the threads in hot liquid for 15 minutes then adding to any grain like rice, quinoa, or barley — or use it in a soup or stew.
Ginger: “King Henry VII and the ancient Asians were astute when using ginger for medicinal purposes,” say Drs. Clement. “In the 21st century, those of us who know about botanical-ceuticals know that ginger helps circulation temperature adjustment, mucoid detoxification (mucus-like residue that can coat your GI tract) and also a libido enhancer.” Whether raw, in supplement form, or added to your favorite recipe or drink, ginger also lends itself to defence against winter’s hard cold and flu season. Because trying to get frisky with a runny nose never ends well.