How to Treat Low Libido in Women

Cinnamon is a natural aphrodisiac that can be added to desserts and drinks to combat a lack of sexual desire.
How to Treat Low Libido in Women
Bernardo Peña

Reviewed and approved by the psychologist Bernardo Peña.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Women can suffer from low libido at certain times of their lives which can be caused by things such as hormonal changes, stress, exhaustion, emotional changes, health problems, etc.

In this article, we’ll show you some home remedies and tricks that will help you increase your libido while improving your well-being and health at the same time. Find out more!

Cinnamon, ginger, and honey for low libido

Spices not only give a touch of flavor to our recipes, they also possess properties which can stimulate the functioning of the organs, make digestion easier, promote circulation, give us energy and increase our libido.

We’ve selected two spices with some of the most powerful effects, especially in women. Cinnamon and ginger are both medicinal and possess many beneficial properties and taking them every day with breakfast is easy.

How do I prepare them?

The easiest way to take them is to make a syrup with equal proportions of each spice and honey.

Mix everything together and store in a jar. Each morning at breakfast, consume a tablespoon of the syrup, on its own or with hot water, and then wait 15 minutes before eating.

A mug of ginger,cinnamon and honey syrup.

Maca during menopause

Maca is one of the best ways to restore a lack of libido caused by the hormonal changes associated with menopause. It works in three ways:

  • Increases sexual desire.
  • Regulates the hormonal system and relieves the symptoms of menopause.
  • Improves the skin, hair and bone health.

This root, indigenous to Peru, is rich in proteins, essential amino acids, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins (B1, B2, B6) and minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.

Just keep in mind that it can slightly increase tension and some women may experience nervousness. We recommend buying maca in powdered form and starting off with a small dose.

How do I take it?

Take three grams per day for a week. If you don’t experience any nervousness, increase the dosage to 6 grams per day the next week.

If you need, you can increase the your dosage to a maximum of 9 grams per day.

When you feel like you’re getting the desired results from the maca, you can continue with a maintenance dose of 3 grams per day.

See also: How to Naturally Reduce the Symptoms of Menopause

A bowl of maca powder.

Red passion smoothie

Foods that are red in color have the ability to increase sexual desire, in addition to improving circulation and helping to prevent cancer, among many other properties.

We suggest starting your day with a different type of breakfast. This red smoothie is delicious and will give you the energy and vitality that you need.


  • A handful of red fruits of your choice
  • ½ a pomegranate (the arils only)
  • 1 organic red apple with the peel
  • A pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water


Liquidize everything in a blender for two minutes until smooth. If it’s too acidic, you can sweeten it with a little honey.

A red passion smoothie.

The color of your bedroom

As we mentioned before, the color red has therapeutic effects, one of which is to stimulate sexual appetite. However, we don’t recommend painting the walls of your bedroom this color because too much can cause a negative effect, leading to aggressiveness and bad moods.
The best way to incorporate this color in your home is by using red accents, like pictures, cushions, curtains, bedding or furniture. This way, you’ll add a touch of color that, believe it or not, will in a discrete way improve your sex life.

We recommend reading: Can the Colors in Your Home Change Your Mood?

Aphrodisiac essences

Did you know that certain essential oils are aphrodisiacs? Not only do they help us keep our bodies and homes smelling great, they also increase sexual desire.

We recommend the following:

  • Ylang-ylang
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Rose
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Nutmeg

To be sure you’re getting all the therapeutic benefits, you should purchase essential oils from a trusted source and make sure that they are pure, and not chemical essences or a mixture of different oils. You can find them at herbalists and natural stores.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.