What the world needs now is love, sweet love.
Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Herbs, oils, and other aphrodisiacs have been used in all cultures around the world to stimulate feelings of love, sensuality, desire, and sexual arousal, enhance sexual abilities, and even mitigate sexual dysfunctions. Herbal practitioners believe aphrodisiacs can help overcome emotional challenges such as anxiety, stress, or trauma, and even directly overcome physical issues such as difficulty with erections or lubrication.
In addition, any herb preparation that eradicates illness or provides nutrients that have been lacking in the body can be considered an aphrodisiac. This is especially true if sexual urges and sexual life return as a result of using it.
But it must be said that:
- even though the mandrake root is mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Genesis (30:14-16) as an aphrodisiac, and Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.) used herbal scents such as frankincense and myrrh as aphrodisiacs…
- and even though it‟s been written by more than one historian that Cleopatra used the intoxicating scents of cinnamon, cardamom, and rose along with the tastes of chocolate and rare curries to bewitch and entice her lovers…
- and even though the Romans reportedly used 3,300 tons of aphrodisiac herbs per year in the first century A.D.,…
… the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has categorically stated that there is no such thing as an aphrodisiac.
Many herbalists and traditional healers disagree, and so, this book can be written.
71 pages, illustrated