Natural Remedies to Help Cure a Low Libido
"Libido in its common usage means sexual desire; however, more technical definitions, such as those found in the work of Carl Jung, are more general, referring to libido as the free creative -or psychic- energy an individual has to put toward personal development or individuation.
Sometimes sexual desire can be impaired or reduced. Factors of reduced libido can be both psychological and physical. Loss of libido may or may not correlate with infertility.
Reduction in libido can occur from psychological causes such as loss of privacy and/or intimacy, stress, distraction or depression. It may also derive from the presence of environmental stressors such as prolonged exposure to elevated sound levels or bright light.
Physical factors that can affect libido are: levels of available testosterone in the bloodstream of both women and men, the effect of certain prescription medications, various lifestyle factors and, according to studies, the attractiveness and biological fitness of one's partner." (Wikipedia)
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Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 07/02/2011: Trisha from Turlock, California: "I still can't believe that this remedy has helped me with my sex drive. Just last week my husband was telling me that I was turning into a 80 year old woman. Not to mention that my parents probably get it more than my husband. After taking ACV my husband can't keep me off of him I thought it would be crazy that it would be the Apple Cider Vinegar. I googled it and found this. I take 4 tablespoons mixed with a half of cup of water and 1 tablespoon of natural honey. Once a day tried it for the last week."Replies
[YEA] 09/28/2011: Zach from Buffalo, Ny replies: "I do the ACV on a regular basis. Seems to improve this area of life. Lately I have been doing some penis stretching exercises, manual types, (by hand) and I am simply amazed regarding the lack of exposure pertaining to this remedy! First of all my penis has grown over an inch in about 7 weeks, my sexual drive has quadrupled! My wife of 20 years can't get enough of me lately. If we so much as hug I get aroused! I think this remedy is the world's best kept secret. Has something to do with muscle growth and increased blood flow. No pills required. Just about 6 or 7 minutes of alone time to complete your excercises. I have gone from a tad under 6 inches to right about 7 inches in a very short time. The side effects are wonderful!"
08/14/2012: John from Kansas City, Mo replies: "Zach, I'd like to learn more about this. Can you post where you learned these exercises? Thanks!"
10/23/2012: B from Anywhere, Usa replies: "Exercises? What kind of exercises?"
04/25/2013: Brian from Barrie, Nation Ontario replies: "The technique for massaging and increasing penis length is called Jelq-ing."
04/25/2013: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "I found something out by accident, then checked a few things out online. Ive been taking Garlic cayenne as a supplement to keep in good health. When I added beet juice, (Beet apple and carrot actually) about the third day I was waking up in the night with unusualy large (@#! %$^&%$).. The only thing different was the beet juice... As I find its been used since roman times as an aphrodesiac. The science says its very high in nitrates! Which open up the small capillaries. Its a very similar bulb as the colius which small cakes were made for the same thing. In fact the colius looks like a small beet. I'm sure they are the same family of plants and very good for the health in many ways.. Try this and I'm sure you won't be disappointed."
[YEA] 09/03/2008: Michael from Clarksville, Indiana: "I have started taking Apple Cider Vinegar two days ago...And I am having a side effect that no one else so far has reported. My sex drive has doubled. As well as my energy has went through the roof. No weight yet but have only been taking it for a couple of days...Will update later..."Replies
[YEA] 09/09/2008: Norbert from Lisbon, Portugal replies: "sorry my english. I have the same experience. About 1 week on ACV (2 tablespoons) with baking soda (1/4 teaspoon) twice day, my sexual energy has doubled. I has a normal erection, after some years with probs about this concern."
[YEA] 05/18/2011: Kira from Barcelona, Spain replies: "I am a 48 year-old-woman, in menopause, and after taking ACV for a month I have had the same sexual side effect and much more energy. ItÂ´s really incredible! Plus, I have cured my sinus infections at last!"
[YEA] 06/23/2012: "I also experienced a libido increase. I am 37, recovering alcoholic and drink 2 tbs of ACV per day, also 1 tbs of molasses per day. I have had trouble with low libido for 5 years and it has increased this past week by approximately 50 percent! Also energy has increased greatly!"
12/30/2012: John from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "A side question for the guy who was doing the penis exercises. Not sure if they were stride jumps, burpees or what. Lol I'm sure most of us would like to see more of this, a lengthier version so to speak. Thanks.
[YEA] 07/21/2012: Jeremiah from Miami, Fl: "Cayenne pepper has improve my sex life, I'm getting good circulation through out my body, a Gr8 stimulant. That has always been in my seasoning, spice & herb rack. My girlfriend thinks it's viagra (not)! I told her years ago it was cayenne pepper."
[YEA] 10/21/2008: Gary from Mobile, AL: "I have been using cayenne pepper for years on food since I love spicy foods. Since I have been taking it as a tea my sinus issues have finished! However, I have found one side-effect that may not be a bad thing; at times about 30 minutes after drinking the tea I get a Viagra effect. Must be increased circulation? I am a believer and always take it with me when traveling."Replies
[YEA] 09/25/2011: Jenny from Perth, Wa replies: "Hah, this makes me laugh! I drank a teaspoon in warm water yesterday to try and get rid of a bronchial/lung issue (didn't work) but yep, hubby got some action last night.. And I normally have NO libido! ;) It did make me wonder, so I looked it up here today, and here we are!"
[YEA] 05/04/2013: Joy from Nashville, Tn, Usa: "Coconut oil to improve libido: For about 6 years I have struggled with low libido. I tried to always be there for my husband but it wasn't as much fun for either of us when I didn't really care to.
About a month ago I started trying to make sure I got plenty of sleep & I also started taking a spoonful (not measured) of virgin coconut oil every morning with my coffee. I suspect the coconut oil is the real winner here, but solving my sleep deficiency helped a lot too.
As long as you aren't allergic it couldn't hurt to try."Replies
05/04/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Rosemary tea, from spice section, put in tea ball and steep in cup of water.... Only one cup a day or could affect thyroid.... Body may gain circulation and start to tingle.... And you will fell more in love than before.
WARNING; I was drinking three cups a day , because doc oz said it was okay... Not okay: but after three cups a day for three weeks.... Learned not to do that!
I would try to take a sip and it turned into foam in my mouth and couldn't swallow and had to spit it out. Tried again the next day... same thing happened.
I do recommend a cup a day for circulation."
Deer Antler Supplement
[YEA] 03/16/2008: Dan from Dunedin, New Zealand: "I found an amazing cure for low libido, by complete accident. I was using deer velvet to repair my knees after a marathon I had recently run. I was taking seven 250mg tablets a day, within days of taking them, my sex drive was back to how it was when I was a teenager."
Horny Goat Weed
[YEA] 09/23/2012: Silver from Hardy, Arkansas, USA: "hello. I am very surprised that no one mentioned horny goat weed, epimedium grandiflorum, as of use for low libido. one to two 00 capsules (aprox 480mg each) taken about an hour before sex, works well for both men and women. I am post menopausal, and have a lot of the issues that go with this. I have rediscovered my sex drive lol. a word of warning, if you have high blood pressure, use with caution, as horney goat weed can raise bp, especially in males. Also, DO NOT use the capsules that are sold at adult stores, as these have been cut with who knows what, and contain very little of the actual herb."Replies
09/25/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky replies: "Silver: thanx for your post on the efficacy of HGW. This is one I haven't yet tried, but I have good results w/ Tribulis, Ginsing, and Macca. Recently I read how Avena Sativa is very good enhancer and the results were noticeably profound at first use, but always work. If I understand correctly, the Wild Oats (Avena Sativa) doesn't work like the other T boosters in that it doesn't actually increase the production of Testosterone but helps the body utilize what is already floating around in the bloodstream, thereby increasing tissue concentrations of T (where it counts).
In conclusion, always use Avena Sativa in combination w/ the many other T boosting herbs for maximum effect. In addendum, supplementing the mineral Selenium also enhances the sex."
01/01/2013: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Avena Sativum is the common oats, so what is wild oats, there are even couple of wild oats refered by wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Oats. So which is the wild oats and how it can be used?"
[YEA] 07/21/2008: Tom from Manhattan, NY: "Being in my early 50's I've experienced a significant decrease in my libido over the past several years. Various factors can be attributed to it, age & increased stress, etc. Although a part of me doesn't miss the added distraction of testosterone, I decided to experiment with many different natural enhancers. Most have a general stimulating "edgy" effect which I don't care for. I recently started taking Hydrilla for an occasional food based Calcium and a surprising side effect has been with my libido. More so with erectile dysfunction than enhanced desire. It is considered a nuisance weed, but it is loaded with minerals, so it probably had something my body was lacking. It has a calming (calcium) effect as well."
EC: More information about Hydrilla on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrilla
11/01/2008: Tom from Manhattan, New York replies: "I would like to add that I've been taking Maca root powder, about a tablespoon a day ..recommended dose is a teaspoon. It seems to have a balancing effect on adrenals...I've noticed an improvement in sexual energy as well as a calming effect. It is reported as being good for both sexes."
[YEA] 01/17/2008: kevin from cranston, ri: "Dr. Robert Rowen reports re: a study wherein 80% of males regained erections and 80% of women were satisfied with their increase in libido.They took 2 tbs/day of a green powder called Kyo-Greens.(ref: Pr Med Sci Monit,2003;9(2)' Many have also benefited from Prelox."
06/20/2009: rick from knoxville, tn: "Mucuna pruriens is a tropical bean and is a natural source of dopamine. Dopamine is intimately connected to arousal. It is also the critical brain chemical in Parkinson's Disease, a disorder that I have dealt with for 17 years.
A group of we PWP were experimenting with the use of Muruna last year and I can attest to its effects upon male libido. But, let's face it, a good glass of tap water can qualify for many men.
What was unusual, however, was that women reported similar effects. As one of the first to notice commented, "I knew something was up when my ex- started loooking good!"
I can't suggest a dosage since the PD has an independent effect that would make such info irrelevant, so you will have to do some trial and error. It can be ordered as a raw powder via Amazon. Since mentioning a specific brand is discouraged here, I will only say that the excellent product which I used was grown in the US, was organic, and was only about $10 to $15 per pound. One caution, the powder is an incredible black stain once it is wet. The only thing that takes it off of enameled steel is oxyclean type remover."
[YEA] 01/13/2009: Lori from Spring Lake, NC: "Ladies, I must be the lucky one. After 7 weeks post surgery I am going strong, but very carefully...of course. But Im going to share my vitamin protocol with you. I was horny after three weeks of surgery.(yes,.. i waited!!) I had lyposc hyst while keeping my ovaries. i had a severe prolapse from a hard labor 19 years ago..! I have always had a great sex drive and have been very good with how I approach my health. I am 42 and have been using apple cider vinegar and water as a supplement for twenty years. I eat very well with juicing my veggies and using coconut oil. But... for the sex drive I have been taking Fennugreek and saw palmetto for quite a while. I find that taking the saw palmetto seperately about an hour or so before I plan my attack is better. I also started adding dong quai with my fennugreek three weeks before my surgery for the added benefit of helping my hormones. Fennugreek, and dong quai are estro helpers and toners. Saw palmetto is more for the male prostate but is also a female toner and great for the libido. L arginnine is in all the sex supplements and I have also been using this for years as I am in the army and do alot of training with various aminos.
Daily I take Fennugreek and dong quai in the morning with my breakfast and in the afternoon when i come for lunch I take my saw palmetto. Now i must tell you that i take my supplements not for sex but because I will personnally NEVER take hormones because of my surgery. Thats just my creed and i am not a doctor but I am blessed with my health and happy I recoverered so well. I also take Kyrogreens everyday in my juice or shake and I have noted on the website" Earthclinic" that others have said that the Kyrogreens helped them with libido. Again, I take this supplement because it contains greens like kelp and wheatgrass ( yesssss..I am one of those...) not for the other. For extra stealth in the bedroom I take 2000 mg L arginnine plus 4 x.320mg saw palmetto if you're planning on sex within a couple of hours. I prefer to get my supplements from Swanson herbs as they carry good extracts and are almost as cheap as MOI. I hope this helps someone, I almost never blog but our health is our energy and we should treat ours bodies as blessed friends.. Give a hoot ...dont pollute.. "
[YEA] 05/18/2011: Maryland from Los Angeles, Ca, Usa replies: "I drank lemon balm, 30 drops on a half cup of water every day and was soooo horny! I wasn't dating so it wasn't good to be crawling on the walls fantasizing about every single good-looking men I saw on the street! LOL
Also, months after I stopped taking the lemon balm, I took apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons a day. Result: horny again :D"
[YEA] 09/23/2008: Linsa from Columbus, Ohio: "Omega 3 with dha and epa for low libido. When I get the right amount of omega 3's in me and take the proper amount everyday it's like a light switch being turned on for my libido. This works because the oil nourishes the brain and gets all the connections firing!"
[YEA] 07/20/2009: Michael from Bangkok, Thailand: "I stumbled upon this, supposedly from UCLA and Univ. of Cal. Any earthclinic experiences out there?
"Pomegranate boosts sex drive and fights prostate cancer."
Luckily, I'm far from prostate cancer, but I can confirm that pomegranate juice indeed seemed to increase my sex drive.
"The new research incorporated 53 male subjects with libido problems. After a month, about 50 % of the subjects said that their sexual performances increased after consuming pomegranate juice."
"A quarter of litter of pomegranate juice daily raised the stability period of prostate cancer by 4 times, with such a significant effect... ""
12/07/2012: Mike from Dallas, Texas: "Hopefully someone can help me and give me some feedback, ive been having problems with libido for years. I believe it is candida related. I tried the borax and it worked instantly, great erections and desire but then it never worked again. I used 20 mule team at 1/4 tsp. Now I'm using Apple Cider Vinegar ( 2 tablespoons, 3x a day) and it has really helped my digestion, mood, brain fog, skin, and even compulsiveness! But it seems like I couldn't get an erection to save my life. Is this a side effect from acv? I don't want to go off it but would adding borax and/or lugols iodine combat this problem?? Please help"Replies
12/07/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Take Wheat Grass Juice 15ml 2 times a day. Yes for Libido, Yes for erection."
12/09/2012: P from Middle Of, Fl replies: "Horney Goat weed! I've read testimonials that are good for libido!"
Steel Libido or Yohimbe
[YEA] 02/16/2007: Toma from Chicago, IL: "The supplement STEEL LIBIDO (irwinnaturals.com) helps to boost libido. You can also try YOHIMBE. And if you decide to take DHEA to increase sexual desire, do research about side effects before it and take it only under the doctor's supervision. Eating right, losing weight, keeping fit, stopping smoking and drinking in moderation alcoholic beverages, also, plays a big role in having good libido. Also, for guys: try taking HOT & COLD SHOWER before sex."Replies
[NAY] 08/07/2008: Jarell from Tucson, Ariz replies: "I have never had a positive sex enhancement from yohimbi. Yohimbi is a stimulent, and for that its nice, but it mey upset your stomach, and cause you to head for the toilet, if you take a lot."