This Valentines Day, swap your chocolate-coated strawberries for something that gets you in the mood and allows you to tune into your body more deeply. Yep, that’s right. We’re talking about aphrodisiac Ayurvedic ingredients.
They’re not just good for getting you in the mood either. You see, these Ayurvedic herbs and spices have been used for more than 5,000 years to treat a whole host of conditions and illnesses. It’s no wonder we like to call them superherbs.
Aphrodisiac ingredients according to Ayurveda
Ashwagandha - Perhaps one of Ayurveda’s favourite ingredients - and ours for that matter - Ashwagandha is a root that’s been proven to wake up male and female sexual energy and boost your sex life. It increases libido, sexual desire and sex satisfaction, making you feel more comfortable and sexier in bed.
Shatavari - All hail the queen of the herbs! Also known as Asparagus Racemosus, Shatavari awakens your libido, improves sex drive, provides energy and boosts endurance in the sheets. Studies also show that it’s effective at boosting female fertility and sex hormones, and can treat other sexual issues including premature ejaculation.
Ginseng - Known as a nerve tonic and a natural energy booster, Ginseng is a popular sexual stimulant that is said to increase testosterone, boost blood flow to the sexual organs and give your sexual function a helping hand. It also boasts antioxidant properties and has been proven to increase sperm count in men.
Ginger - Popular in home cooking, Ginger is fiery and warm and has natural aphrodisiac qualities that work all over the body. It stimulates circulation and energy, invigorates the reproductive system and enhances sexual vitality. It’s no wonder it’s built up a reputation over the years for improving sexual experiences for both men and women.
Hibiscus - You only have to look at these flowers to see how daring and sexy they are. And, as an ingredient, the benefits keep coming. Studies show that it opens the brain and body up to intimate connections and also helps to combat infertility. When used in food, it turns a deep red colour and has a naturally sweet and floral taste.
Cacao - Also found in our Chocolate Latte Powder, Cacao makes you more open to pleasure and intimacy and boosts positive feelings in the brain. Studies also show that when eating chocolate, the same hormones that are released during sex flow. We’ll have a double helping please.
Maca - Not typically Ayurvedic, but used in our new Love Cacao Latte Powder, Maca is a root found natively in the Andes, and is proven to be an effective treatment for enhancing sexual performance, libido and fertility. Not just that but both men and women can benefit from it. It improves blood flow to sexual organs and gives stamina and desire a little push in the right direction.
Of course, if you’re really looking to turn the heat up in the bedroom, there are a few rituals that both your mind, body and partner will thank you for. Begin by preparing your space with aromatic candles, diffusers and incense sticks. Some of the most popular aphrodisiac scents to look out for include Ylang-Ylang, Lavender, Cardamon, Rose and Neroli.
An essential-oil infused bath or massage will also help you to get into the mood and tune into your body. Simply use a few drops of your favourite scent and don’t forget to scatter some rose petals for a truly luxury experience. You could even enjoy a warming adaptogenic hot chocolate to really heighten your feelings.
Drink, Play, Love
Our brand-new Love Cacao Latte Powder has been created for moments like this. Packed full of the best aphrodisiac Ayurvedic herbs and adaptogens, including Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Maca and Cacao, it boosts libido and acts as a vegan, 100% natural and organic sexual stimulant. Simply mix it up with your milk of choice or add into smoothies or coffee, dim the lighting, light the candles and enjoy.
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Now that’s what we call a night in well-spent…