Last Modified on Feb 16, 2015
Holistic treatment for low libido can be very effective and work quickly to restore hormonal imbalances. Home remedies such as cayenne pepper quickly stimulate the libido, while supplements like Vitamin E can increase blood flow.
What is Low Libido?
Libido is a term that refers to an individual’s sexual desire. It can be likened to the individual’s sexual appetite or craving for the opposite sex. While several factors contribute to a male or female’s libido, several things can also decrease one’s sexual desiring, resulting in low libido. Low libido is often considered a more female problem; however, men can be just as heavily affected by women.
The characteristic symptom of low libido in men and women is specifically a reduction in sexual desire. Additional symptoms may accompany the condition including illness, chronic pain, personal distress, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, menopausal transitions, low testosterone, physical and emotion stress and chronic illness. Low libido often limits the pleasure of sexual encounters as well.
Home Remedies for Low Libido
While treating low libido often requires identifying the exact cause of the issue, several home remedies can be used whatever the cause. Apple cider vinegar taken daily can increase energy levels as well as libido. Additionally, cayenne, coconut oil, horny goat weed and hydrilla can be used as supplements to increase libido. Kyo-greens and mucuna pruriens also boost libido. Women report that vitamin E capsules work well when taken 10 minutes before coitus.
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[YEA] 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.
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Barrie, Nation Ontario
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Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
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[YEA] 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...
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
[YEA] I lost my libido when I went on birth control pills, and after taking them for three months I switched to a non-hormonal copper IUD. After stopping, I waited six months and still experienced a very low sex drive (not as low as while on the pill, but still quite low). It was having a very negative affect on my sex life, so I looked into remedies and tried cayenne pepper. I am only posting this because the results were so profound. Within 20 minutes of taking it (I stirred it into some water) my sex drive skyrocketed and I experienced an amount of lubrication that I had very rarely experienced in the 9 months prior. I took it again for the next few days, and my libido remained high. It continued to increase for the next few weeks, although I stopped taking the cayenne. I am not sure what exactly the cayenne did, but I no longer suffer from decreased sex drive, and I have not taken cayenne in over a month. It somehow broke through the wall that was keeping me from arousal. I would say that it could be coincidental, but my libido literally began to improve dramatically 20 minutes after my first dose of cayenne, and has been consistently high since then.
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[YEA] 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] 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.
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[YEA] 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.
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Sterling Heights, Mi
[YEA] I was looking through cold showers, which led to cold thermogenesis. Tried cold showers as a lark. What an array of benefits. Better digestion, better skin, higher quality sleep, better energy and a completely unexpected side effect, better libido. Ladies, try this before you try hormones etc.
[YEA] 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.
[YEA] 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.
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[YEA] 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
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Manhattan, New York
[YEA] 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.
Are there any natural treatments to heighten male libido? There are several meds and illnesses on board that cant be changed.
[YEA] Lost libido, ability to have orgasm, and natural lubrication (and inability to lose weight, zero energy, focus, etc, etc) in '94 following mastectomy and chemo. Multitude of drs no help. During hospitalization for pancreatitis in Feb. '13 (20 days), I got b 12 injections for 7 days. Drs later decided I wasn't really deficient, but within days, I had surge of libido. Over next 6 months lost 50 lbs, rediscovered muscle and concentration, etc. Effect started dropping off. Taking oral 5000 mcg but weight loss hasn't picked up. Just started using patch. Libido is improving again. Orgasm too. Following paleo diet (stopped chronic sinusitis and psoriasis). Using many supplements recommended here including mg (great for restless legs but no effect on libido), maca , vit d, vco, Apple Cider Vinegar and more. They helped with many things but not libido. Will continue experimenting. Definitely feel b 12 caused my turn around. Wish my various drs were less hidebound. Shame to spend 20 years begging for help and one simple blood test revealed it.
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] Here are multiple remedies for increasing libido:
Scientist discovered that watermelon is high in citrulline. When the body discovers citrulline it converts it to arginine. This is an amino acid that does amazing things to the circulatory system. It also boost nitric oxide in the blood which is the same thing Viagra does. It relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow. All the benefits of Viagra, naturally. Note: Even higher concentrations are in the rind. Try blending the rind into smoothies!
- Dark Chocolate
People have talked about chocolate as an aphrodesiac for years. But recent studies have show why it can have effects similar to viagra for me. Chocolate contains flavonoids that increase the formation of endothelial nitric oxide. As you may know this is the same goal of viagra. It relaxes the vessels and improves blood flow to all of the ?important' areas of the human body.
- Hot Peppers
If you like spicy food then you are already headed in the right direction. Peppers like Cayenne and paprika contain Capsicum. This increases blood flow in the body tremendously. It also helps long term with heart health since capsaicin reduces platelet stickiness and helps relieve pain too. Spice up your food, spice up your love life!
Raisins have high amounts of arginine. L-arginine is converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-arginine also stimulates the release of growth hormone, insulin, and other substances in the body. (WebMD)
- Cardamom (Elaichi)
Elaichi is a potent tonic and stimulant. It not only helps to strengthen the body it also fights sexual dysfunctions like premature ejaculation and impotency. Not only does it relieve the problem it also helps you feel energetic and last longer in bed. (the health site)