For thousands of years humankind has been searching for foods, herbs and potions that can fan the fire of sexual love – aphrodisiacs. Named after the Ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, these natural substances are said to raise libido, enhance sensitivity, boost arousal, increase stamina and improve ‘performance’ for both men and women. If you and your significant other are looking for ways to add even more spice to your lives, consider sipping on an herbal tea that doubles as an aphrodisiac. We’ll tell you more about it later on but now let’s dive into the world of aphrodisiac herbs.
Some aphrodisiac herbs support desire and pleasure directly, others play supporting roles targeting different areas of your body that play a part in your sexual wellbeing. Aphrodisiac herbs nourish the nervous, heart, and reproductive systems on both physical and energetic levels. Physically, they tonify the body and support balanced function, enhance physical desire (libido), and improve performance. Energetically, they balance and love up the heart and sacral chakras and increase pleasure. You may notice that many of these plants are also nervines — plants that are relaxing to the nervous system — and this is part of their aphrodisiac effect. By calming stress and soothing tension in the mind and heart, they enable one to focus on other more sensual and pleasureful pursuits.
"One way to increase pleasure in your life is to enjoy sensual tastes and sweet medicines such as herbal blends"
Experiencing pleasure is not just a luxury meant for special occasions and celebrations. Pleasure is part of a balanced, happy life. One way to increase pleasure in your life is to enjoy sensual tastes and sweet medicines such as herbal blends, herbal honeys and desserts. We've chosen a few very special herbs from around the world which are hailed as enhancing sexual experience and we’ve created a herbal tea blend for romantic moments that can be enjoyed with your significant other. There has never been a better time to access the nutritive, healing, stimulating and hormonally balancing qualities of herbs – so dive in and see what these herbs we have chosen for our tea blend have to offer.
Damiana is known as an ancient aphrodisiac, believed to increase desire and open the heart. Damiana is also said to increase nerve sensitivity. It’s also an excellent nerve tonic, strengthening the nervous system and the hormonal system (think dopamine and serotonin). Your nervous system plays an important role in mood, which no one can deny has a major effect on arousal. Damiana has mood-elevating effects - calming nerves, relieving anxiety and depression.
Rose is a calming herb and the visual beauty of rosebuds, coupled with their strong aromatic quality makes it a beloved medicine for the heart and an aphrodisiac. Their aroma stimulates the brain and keeps the mind focused while also acting as a great mood enhancer to amplify the libido. Rose essence is said to increase blood flow through the body and allows a warm sense of stimulation.
Pink lotus is well known for the euphoric effects it produces in people. The effects of the pink lotus are predominately cerebral, producing feelings of pleasure that permeate the body. In addition to generating euphoria, drinking pink lotus tea can help calm the mind, reduce stress, anxiety and invite deep bodily relaxation and psychic intuitions. It is an excellent plant to use in support of meditative practises.
Ginkgo biloba is typically used as a remedy for anxiety, stress, sexual dysfunction, and other ailments because of its ability to increase blood flow—which is a major reason it makes a worthy aphrodisiac. Ginkgo also contains potent antioxidants, has the ability to reduce inflammation. Consumption of ginko increases nitric oxide levels in blood, which is one of the keys to achieving and maintaining an erection. This herb's ability to stimulate blood flow means it helps with increased arousal, pleasure, and orgasms.
Passion flower is best known for its relaxing, calming effects and therapeutic benefits. It’s effective at supporting a balanced mood and restful sleep. Scientists believe passionflower works by increasing levels of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA lowers the activity of some brain cells, making you feel more relaxed. It helps promote respiratory health, digestive health, and even attention and focus.
Saffron tea is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and can provide some significant health benefits. Early evidence suggests that saffron may boost mood, increase libido, and fight oxidative stress. Studies have sound that saffron has a significant positive effect on sexual dysfunction. It boosts arousal and lubrication in women, while another studies showed that it proved successful improving erectile function. Not only does saffron seem to have aphrodisiac properties for both men and women.
Cacao nibs contain many antioxidants. These antioxidants can help reduce cell damage in your body. Cacao is a universal symbol of love and romance. There is a strong link between the cocoa beans and sexual desire. Cacao nibs prompt the brain to release serotonin, a feel-good hormone. They also contain anandamide, an amino acid often referred to as the “bliss molecule” and the compound phenylethylamine. Phenethylamine triggers the release of endorphins and other happy chemicals in the brain. These brain chemicals elevate mood and stabilize it, including during a woman’s menstrual cycle.
In our Herbal Tea Blend 'Passion' all these herbs are mixed together into an ultimate love potion. Made from carefully selected, organic and wild harvested herbs that make you relaxed, enhance your senses, open your heart and let you indulge yourself in pleasure. With our herbal tea blend, you'll be stimulated not only by the herbal actions, but by the scent and taste of the tea. Made for lovers by lovers.