7 Easy, Natural Ways to Boost Your Libido

· April 25, 2017
Did you know something as simple as getting some sun can help improve your emotional and physical health? It works for improving your libido, too! Learn more in this article.

A lack of libido or sex drive can have many different causes: emotional issues, stress, nutritional deficiencies, psychological disorders, drug side effects, hormonal irregularities, etc.

It may be a one-time thing or it may be a chronic issue. Often, low libido makes people feel insecure and leads to relationship problems if not dealt with patiently and with trust.

We’ll show you 7 easy, natural ways to boost libido with food, supplements, and therapeutic techniques, without risking negative side effects.

Libido in men and women

A couple trying to boost their libido

The stereotype of women losing their sex drive after a certain age is antiquated in today’s world.

Modern life, with its high-stress levels and poor diets, can cause libido issues, as well as many other health problems for men and women alike.

Thus, it’s important to self-evaluate. Analyze the possible causes of your lowered sex drive and fix it with these natural remedies and techniques.

You’ll improve your overall wellbeing while at the same time enjoying a more active and healthy sex life.

1. Cinnamon and honey

Cinnamon is a delicious spice with properties that stimulate and heat you up–two things people with lack of libido will appreciate.

In addition, if you combine it with honey which is rich in vitamins and minerals, you’ll get a very nutritious remedy that will give you a boost of energy.

Take a tablespoon of honey every morning with some powdered Ceylon cinnamon.

Ceylon cinnamon is best because it has more medicinal properties than other types of cinnamon, despite being a little more expensive.

2. Maca smoothies

Boost Libido with Maca smoothies

Fruit and vegetable smoothies have become very popular since they’re a convenient and tasty way of consuming raw and nutritious foods.

These smoothies are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibers, protein, and fatty acids, making them an excellent choice for fighting any condition or weakness.

If you add maca powder to your smoothies, the aphrodisiac powers are enhanced and it will give you even more energy.

However, anyone with hypertension or anxiety should consult their doctor before beginning to take maca.

3. Ylang ylang essential oil

Essential oils are a very effective, natural resource for enhancing sensuality, whether used as a perfume, bedroom aroma diffuser, or massage oil.

Ylang ylang essential oil is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs. Other essential oils like vanilla, jasmine, cinnamon, and ginger are also good aphrodisiacs.

4. Add ginger to everything

Ginger, as well as cinnamon, is a very stimulating spice, ideal for increasing libido without resorting to medication.

In addition, ginger is good for your digestion and assists in weight loss. This is because it helps eliminate fluid retention and activates your metabolism.

You can add it to all kinds of recipes:

  • Juices and smoothies
  • Sweets and cakes
  • Lemonade
  • Meat and fish
  • Bread

Discover more health benefits of ginger in this article: Discover the 5 Benefits of Ginger Water

5. Kelp

Kelp, or laminaria, is a kind of brown algae high in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein.

There are different varieties, like kombu and focus. All types of kelp are great at replenishing minerals in your body. They can even help you lose weight.

One of the little-known powers of these types of algae, however, is their ability to increase sex drive.

6. Bach flower remedies

Bach flower remedies to increase libido

In addition, Bach flower remedies are always a fantastic remedy for any physical or emotional problem, since they don’t have any side effects or contraindications.

So if you notice reduced sex drive, you can turn to Bach flower remedies such as wild rose, olive, walnut, or white chestnut.

We recommend seeing a professional to discuss your particular case and ensure you are prescribed flowers that will work for you.

Check out this article for more information: Rose Water: How to Make It and Its Amazing Benefits

7. Get some sun

Finally, the last tip regards the benefits of going outside in the sun. Of course, always use common sense: a little bit every day, when the sun’s rays aren’t too strong. It is best to go outside in the morning or in the late afternoon to profit from the health benefits with less risk of sunburn.

In this case, we recommend sunbathing without clothes on to increase your sex drive.

If you try it daily, you’ll notice a big improvement in no time.

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