An aphrodisiac is something which arouses and intensifies sexual desire. The word derives from the Greek Goddess of love and beauty: Aphrodite. So do you want to know what will pep up your love life? Here are a few flowers and food items which will help you understand the ‘birds and the bees’ better!
Almonds: Almonds are not only very nutritious but it’s smell is said to induce passion in women. Make sure to offer your lady love almonds the next time she drops by!
Banana: The banana has been considered an aphrodisiac simply because of it’s shape for a long time. However it truly can be an aphrodisiac as it contains potassium and Vitamin B, which help to produce sex hormones.
Chocolate: Phenylethylamine and serotonin in chocolate make it an aphrodisiac because these chemicals are produced in the body when one is feeling happy, passionate or loving.
Coconut: Coconut is believed to enhance the libido. People especially in the Caribbean believe so.
Durian: The smelliest fruit of all, can work as an aphrodisiac! Southeast Asians believe that it has aphrodisiac powers. So ignore it’s smell and eat it the next time you get a chance.
Japanese silver apricot: This leaf, known also as Ginko Biloba and Maidenhair tree is native to China. It is widely known for sharpening the mind but it’s leaf extracts are used to treat male impotence.
Pine nuts: These nuts which are full of zinc, increases the libido.
Garlic and onions: Garlic and onion are both known for its therapeutic value but they are also libido enhancers.
Leeks: The ancient Greeks considered leeks to be an aphrodisiac.
Rose fragrance. The fragrance of a rose is supposed to have the same effect of Valium on a woman. The fragrance is supposed to relax and lessen inhibitions. Now you know why roses are connected with love and romance!