Low Libido Remedies

| Modified on Sep 07, 2022
Posted by MarieFrance (Pouzauges) on 06/06/2022

I'm a 49 year old woman in perimenopause and my libido has vanished. So I was looking here on Earth Clinic for ideas and saw "cayenne pepper." Fine, I'll give it a try, I said. I drank a quarter teaspoon in a glass of water twice a day yesterday and nothing happened for me. I mentioned it to my 51 year old husband, whose "principal" works just fine, and he tried some the next morning. Two hours later there was a "massive development" on his side. So, if you're a man, give it a try. If you're a woman, hope you have better luck than I did. 4 stars because I'm happy for my husband, the new Cayenne Fan Club President. Pfff.

Saw Palmetto and Pygeum Africanum
Posted by Dennis (MA) on 05/11/2022

Boron will help your wife restore her libido post menopausal if taken daily. Borax is the cheap way to do it. Build to 1/8 teaspoon as mentioned on earth clinic and see what happens

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Steve (Westport, New Zealand) on 04/10/2022

Hi, while I would love to have acv, it seriously disagrees with me! Even diluted... any suggestions?

Hot Paprika
Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 03/07/2022 84 posts

I have tried hot paprika for low libido, but absolutely nothing happened. I kept taking heaping teaspoons of hot paprika in a little warm water, but it made no difference. My libido never improved.

EC: Try cayenne, not paprika.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Horace (Georgia) on 02/27/2021

How long did the apple cider vinegar take to start working in your system

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Horace (Georgia) on 02/27/2021

How long does it take for the apple cider vinegar to start working in your system?

Raspberry Ketones
Posted by Mary (Wisconsin) on 09/26/2019

Raspberry Ketones! I started taking these to see what the benefits might be, and the first thing I noticed was my sex drive became out of control! I was horny all the time! I bought the supplement in tablet form, and took the recommended dosage.

Posted by Ana (Bc Canada) on 10/15/2018

What brand of chlorophyll drops did you used, and how many?

Posted by Kv (Wisconsin) on 10/14/2018

(Just had to share because I came upon this remedy by accident.)

A very unexpected but welcome side effect I experienced when I started taking Chlorophyll drops. I initially started taking a daily dose in a large bottle of water because my blood pressure is so low; as a woman around period time, I was always completely wiped out and exhausted. I wondered if my iron was low, and that lead me to try chlorophyll, which is a blood builder. A week or two in, I saw a very drastic increase in my drive. Like, a huge increase. It came out of the blue and I can only attribute it to the drops. This stuff makes you feel not only energized but I feel like it really increases blood flow to every part of your body.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Greenpeach (Atlanta ) on 07/10/2018

OMG ACV works to increase female libido!

There is no question that ACV works for me in the enhancement of my libido. I mix a tablespoon with honey and heat it up. It is a little intense but it is worth it. Totally sick of feeling asexual. This work better than anything.

Posted by George (Saint Petersburg, Florida) on 11/29/2017

How much maca did you take? What type powder capsule or tincture? If powider was it red white or black maca..? How long before you noticed higher libido..? Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Renegade (Usa) on 03/14/2017

Don't take ACV neat..it has to be diluted. I have started taking a tablespoon in 8 ounces of water and will see how it goes.

Posted by Ron (Kansas) on 02/13/2017

The actual study on the Kyo-Greens is on pubmed, "Kyo-Green improves sexual dysfunction in men and women."


The doses given were 1 teaspoon 2x/day, NOT tablespoons.

Thanks, Ron

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rachel (Wi) on 01/14/2017

How do you take it?? Straight or diluted in water??

Posted by Gina (Seattle) on 07/15/2016

Maca really helped my libido!! Big time!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Philip (Guyana ) on 07/11/2016

After reading all about ACV I am going to try it myself to get that double reaction too

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gary (Cut Off, La.) on 08/18/2015

I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar for 2 weeks now results are great so for, I am 63 yrs. old I have way more energy and way more sex drive. Highly recommended. 3 oz a day.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by David (Honolulu, Hawaii) on 02/06/2015

Here are multiple remedies for increasing libido:

- Watermelon
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
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)

Posted by Sue (Ca) on 01/26/2015

I had the same experience. I am in perimenopause and have almost zero interest in sex. Probably 20-30 minutes after taking cayenne pepper, I wanted sex. Lubrication was greatly increased and the orgasm was unbelievable. I started taking 1/4 teaspoon twice a day-just started yesterday.

My energy has been really good and my achy knees and legs feel at least 90% better. I can't wait to see how I feel in a couple months.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Colly (Atlanta) on 01/07/2015

Me too. I like..

Posted by Jo (Abq, Nm) on 04/13/2014

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.

Cold Showers
Posted by Gokhals (Ca, Usa) on 11/10/2013 34 posts

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.

Low Libido Remedies
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 10/12/2013 2063 posts

@Elissa: Most natural treatments for low male libido is herbs or supplements to boost testosterone. There is a notable exception of the herb Yohimbine, which acts very much like Viagra or Cealis (these substances improve blood flow).

How any of these would effect the preconditions and meds you didn't mention specifically, don't know. The illnesses and meds themselves will obviously decrease male performance, so it would be advised to improve upon these conditions w/ a more holistic approach which would include healthy diet, supplements, and exercise. A nutrition counselor or chiropractor or naturalpathic doctor would certainly help improve overall health.

There is an abundance of testosterone boosting supplements on the market and advertisements everywhere now days. Look on the shelfs of any supercenter, grocer, healthfood store, or pharmacy. The more ingredience listed the better. Read all info on bottle and start w/ minimal doses.

As for something specific right now, I would recommend Avena Sativa (Wild Oats) as it increases tissue levels of testosterone, not production. Stinging Nettles works similar to A. S. But also supports prostate gland function (which improves male function). The minerals zinc & selenium are very important for male health.

Low Libido Remedies
Posted by Elissa (Hollis, ME) on 10/10/2013

Are there any natural treatments to heighten male libido? There are several meds and illnesses on board that cant be changed.

Posted by Nicole (Manitoba) on 09/14/2013

How much cayenne did you mix in water?

Saw Palmetto and Pygeum Africanum
Posted by Dave (British Columbia) on 08/12/2013

At the age of 74, my dad was diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. He was directed to try a prostate formula, an over the counter homoeopathic formulation containing Saw Palmetto extract and Pygeum Africanum in a base of pumpkin seed oil and flax-seed oil. It is available at a few of the drug store chains here in British Columbia. A few years back, while visiting at Christmas time, my dad gave me a pill to try.

Well, did that change my libido. I got seriously hard wood for about two hours the next morning, like in my late teen years. Even though the directions recommend taking three pills a day, I only take one pill at a time 3 times a week, otherwise my menopausal wife is not pleased.

Posted by Cathy (Powder Springs, Ga) on 07/23/2013

WoW! I need to know the recipe-how much did you take and how much water. Thanks.

Posted by Myrto (Baltimore) on 07/23/2013

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.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Aussielady007 (Sterling Heights, Mi) on 06/17/2013

Finding show that rosemary can trigger seizures.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/04/2013

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.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Joy (Nashville, Tn, Usa) on 05/04/2013

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 04/25/2013

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Brian (Barrie, Nation Ontario) on 04/25/2013

The technique for massaging and increasing penis length is called Jelq-ing.

Horny Goat Weed
Posted by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 01/01/2013

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?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by John (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 12/30/2012

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.


Horny Goat Weed
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky) on 09/25/2012 2063 posts

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.

Horny Goat Weed
Posted by Silver (Hardy, Arkansas, USA) on 09/23/2012

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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