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Top 5 Rainforest Aphrodisiacs

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Natural aphrodisiacs have been used around the world for thousands of years to help kindle the fires of love for both men and women. Find out about our Top 5 Aphrodisiacs from the Amazonian rainforest.

Aphrodisiacs are foods and herbs that naturally boost our desire and enhance sensual pleasure. Because every now and again, and quite understandably, it can take a little extra work to ignite the fire of passion - or propel it to new heights altogether.

Many natural aphrodisiac herbs will unfold their effect to the fullest if you already have some heat going. Only few herbs will turn a cold fish into a passionate Romeo or Juliet. Rather, they can support the action and give the experience another dimension.


Catuaba (Erythroxylum catuaba)

Catuaba is a Guarani word that means "what gives strength to the Indian". It is a small tree that can be found growing in the wilds of the Amazon rainforest. The tree is harvested for both its edible fruit and its stimulating bark which is made into an invigorating concoction. In traditional Brazilian herbal medicine, Catuaba is considered a central nervous system stimulant that also contains aphrodisiac like qualities. It is probably the most famous aphrodisiac to come out of Brazil, and is held in high regards by the locals who value its power.

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Passionflower can help take the jitters out of romantic encounters. Let this appropriately named herbal ally remove unwanted tension, leaving only passion and drive in its place. Otherwise known as Passiflora incarnata, native populations of Peru used the plant for various traditional purposes. You can use the herb to make a tasty and refreshing tea, or simply place it in your vaporizer and inhale. Regardless of how you choose to take it, share a cup or toke with your partner to enhance intimacy and get in the mood for some passionate lovemaking.

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Damiana (Turnera Afrodisiaca)

This is a small shrub that can be predominantly found growing in the central parts of North America, as well as in parts of South America. It is the leaves of the Damiana shrub that contain aphrodisiac properties; these are harvested during the plants flowering season in order to make sure they are fully potent. Spanish missionaries reported how the indigenous tribes traditionally used these leaves to create a drink that was used to improve sexual desire and performance.

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Guarana will boost your heart rate and your mind allowing you to fire on all cylinders. These rainforest seeds come from Paullinia cupana—an Amazonian vine. Tribes of the Amazon traditionally used these seeds to make a powder to bake bread. Aside from its culinary value, guarana provides a strong source of caffeine! These energising seeds contain over four times the amount of caffeine found in coffee beans. Use this energising plant to enhance your stamina and improve your performance. You’ll have no complaints if your partner wants to go again!

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Clavo huasca

Clavo Huasca

Also known as “White Clove”, clavo huasca is a large woody vine that can be found growing up trees in the Amazon rainforest. As it grows it produces small white flowers that have a distinct clove like smell - hence the name. It is used by the native tribes to produce a sex tonic that can be used to strengthen a weak erection as well as act as an aphrodisiac. Shaman also use Clavohuasca as part of Ayahuasca recipes – a brew that induces strong psychedelic and spiritual experiences.

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Luke Sumpter
Luke Sumpter
With a BSc (Hons) degree in Clinical Health Sciences and a passion for growing plants, Luke Sumpter has worked as a professional journalist and writer at the intersection of cannabis and science for the past 7 years.
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