Low Libido Remedies

Posted by Gary (Mobile, AL) on 10/21/2008
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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.

Posted by Jenny (Perth, Wa) on 09/25/2011
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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!

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.

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

Coconut Oil
Posted by Joy (Nashville, Tn, Usa) on 05/04/2013
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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 Horace (Georgia) on 02/27/2021

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

Posted by Tom (Manhattan, NY) on 07/21/2008
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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

Steel Libido or Yohimbe
Posted by Toma (Chicago, IL) on 02/16/2007
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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.

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

Hot Paprika
Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 09/04/2022

I mentioned *hot paprika* because it is stronger than cayenne. I was talking about *hot paprika* which is the same as regular paprika; except it's made from fully matured, spicy peppers. *Hot paprika* is so hot that oftentimes you cannot eat your food, regardless how much water and or bread you're trying to consume with it. I estimate its Heat Unit is 100,000, at the very least.

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

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

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?

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 Rachel (Wi) on 01/14/2017

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

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.

Low Libido Remedies
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 10/12/2013 2073 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.

Saw Palmetto and Pygeum Africanum
Posted by BritishColumbian (canada) on 09/06/2022

Does anyone know the name of the formula? I live in BC I can get it easily

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 Nicole (Manitoba) on 09/14/2013

How much cayenne did you mix in water?

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 Aussielady007 (Sterling Heights, Mi) on 06/17/2013

Finding show that rosemary can trigger seizures.

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

Horny Goat Weed
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky) on 09/25/2012 2073 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 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 Brian (Barrie, Nation Ontario) on 04/25/2013

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

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 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 Horace (Georgia) on 02/27/2021

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

Mucuna Pruriens
Posted by rick (knoxville, tn) on 06/20/2009

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.

EC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucuna_pruriens

Posted by JR (Dunedin, FL) on 03/25/2009

I have heard that zinc is very important for good sexual health.

Tomato Tea
Posted by Erik (West Valley City, Utah) on 12/01/2008
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I would like to share my experience with the famous tomato tea. I actually took it for a nasty cold I was having and took it right before bed, then when I hopped into bed and tried going to sleep, the "mood" struck me as I was lying next to my wife. We immediately started going at it and she was able to have THREE orgasms before she told me to hurry up and finish because she couldn't handle the sensations anymore. :) I have never had a problem with premature ejaculation but I have always wanted to be the stud I was in my younger years. Now that I have four kids in the house, sex isn't exactly a constant routine for us, so building up stamina is a little out of the question. I would recommend this tea to all the guys out there and see if it works for you as well. Good luck guys!

EC: More about tomato tea here.

Tomato Tea
Posted by Jeremytesta (Los Angeles, Ca, Usa) on 10/13/2011

I have turned to natural enhancers which will help you get it up whether or not you are in the mood. I recently started using p-boost which in my opinion is a great natural product for boosting sex drive. Works pretty quick and usually lasts the whole day in my system. Has anyone had success with other products?

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.


Posted by Tom (Manhattan, New York) on 11/01/2008

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.

Posted by kevin (cranston, ri) on 01/17/2008
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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.

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

Steel Libido or Yohimbe
Posted by Jarell (Tucson, Ariz) on 08/07/2008
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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.

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