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Aphrodisiacs for Women

Women's Aphrodisiacs


Some of the following items are specifically formulated to boost your libido, to intensify your sexual desire, and to expand your sexual experience. Others are designed to improve your general well-being, increase your energy, and enhance your mood—all of which bring a delightful “aphrodisiac side effect” : when you’re feeling great you’ve got more interest in and more energy for sexual intimacy.



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Alternatives to Hormone Replacement (HRT)Damiana"DHEA"Ginkgo Biloba
Grape Seed & PycnogenolIndole-3-CarbinolKava kavaMaca
Menstruation, PMS, MenopausePregnenolonePro-Sexual FormulasSt. John's Wort
StemEnhance™Vaginal Exercisers



“Chemically this plant has been found to contain several alkaloids that directly stimulate the sex organs… Native Mexican women have long drunk an infusion of the herb a couple of hours before retiring to prime themselves for their men. It is reputed to induce erotic dreams when drunk at bedtime.” Ref. #2


We make a damiana tincture at home. See RECIPE. Pala uses it and really likes it.


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Indole-3-Carbinol is a naturally-occurring phytonutrient which is readily found in cruciferous vegetables, e.g., cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy, broccoli and similar green leafy vegetables.  It removes excess estrogen from the body. The proper balance of estrogens is essential to a healthy libido in women.

A summary of recent studies shows that this vegetable extract:

  • Increases the conversion of estradiol to “weaker” (2OHE) estrogen, which has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence
  • Works in estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells.
  • Stops human cancer cells from growing (54-61%) and provokes the cells to self-destruct (apoptosis).
  • Inhibits MCF7 human breast cancer cells better than tamoxifen under laboratory conditions.
  • Protects against the environmental toxin, dioxin.
  • Restores p21 tumor suppressor gene.
  • Provides antioxidant protection.


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The active ingredient in StemEnhance™ is AFA (Aphanizomenon Flos Aquae). Especially of interest for lovers, AFA is a concentrated source of Arginine, known to build and tone muscle tissue and aid sexual function including orgasms for women. It also contains six times as much PEA as dark chocolate which stimulates an enhanced state of mind including the sense of feeling good and falling in love.


Phenylethylamine, or PEA, is a neurotransmitter chemical in the brain, a natural form of amphetamine that floods the regions of the brain involved in sexual excitement. Studies show that people who profess high passion for each other have equally high levels of PEA. For that reason, San Diego-based sex therapist Theresa L. Crenshaw calls PEA the “molecule of love.” Symptoms include a delightfully positive attitude, increased energy, decreased need for sleep, and loss of appetite.


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Pro-Sexual Formulas for Women

Natural Sex for Women

This formula contains select, standardized, natural extracts shown to increase a woman’s sex drive and to energize intimate relations. The ingredients in this formula have been used safely for hundreds of years with recent studies confirming anecdotal evidence.


Ingredients: Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, L-Arginine, Choline, Mucana Pruriens, Tribulus Terrestris, Panax Ginseng, Muira Puama and Ginkgo Biloba.


Products: Natural Sex for Women; Stamina Rx for Women; Pinnacle Natural Passion; Argin-Max for Women



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Maca Root

Maca has been traditionally used as an aphrodisiac for women, to increase energy, vitality, stamina and endurance in athletes, promote mental clarity, for fertility, for female menstrual irregularities and hormone imbalances, including menopause and perimenopause. Women with menstrual irregularities have experienced greater consistency, while women with hot flashes, mood swings and most associated perimenopause and menopause symptoms have diminished dramatically. Due to the number of steroidal glycosides present in Maca root it is gaining popularity among weight lifters and body builders as a natural alternative to anabolic steroids.


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Vaginal Exercisers

Exercise your YoniMost women know that to keep a happy, healthy, strong and sensitive vagina it’s important to exercise her, not just during sex, but lots and lots of other times too. You can work do a great vagina workout just by squeezing and relaxing your pubococcygeous muscles, sometmes referred to as doing Kegel exercises.


But for more fun, way better toning and increased sensation experiment with a Vaginal Exerciser. There’s a wide range of products to choose from — enjoy!


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Menstruation, PMS, Menopause


Vitex – Chaste Berry

Extracts form the berries of this Mediterranean plant have long been used to treat female complaints, including the discomfort of PMS and menopause, including the relief of breast tenderness. Research indicates that chaste berry extract positively affects pituitary function to help relieve menstrual pain.


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Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy

Natural Progesterone Cream

If you are experiencing unexplained weight gain, depression, fatigue, mood swings, loss of libido, PMS, memory loss, hair loss, migraines or a combination of these symptoms, it may simply be an imbalance between your estrogen and your progesterone levels.

Natural Progesterone Cream can help restore your natural balance for these important hormones. According to John R. Lee, M.D., a pioneer and the international authority in the use of natural progesterone cream and natural hormone balance: “The fall of progesterone levels at menopause is proportionately much greater than the fall of estrogen levels. While estrogen falls only 40 to 60 percent from baseline on average, progesterone can decline to nearly zero. Progesterone is highly fat-soluble compound exceedingly well absorbed when applied transdermally or onto the skin.”


Natural Estrogen

This is the formula that Pala, who came to menopause at age 50, has used for years with excellent results.


Natural Estrogen is one answer to concerns about the risks of estrogen replacement. The risks of estrogen-induced breast and ovarian cancer for postmenopausal women have been well documented. So have the remarkable benefits of estrogen replacement, such as stronger bones, more youthful appearance, smoother skin, better sex life, sharper mind, better mood and possible lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In an attempt to provide women with the multiple rejuvenation effects of estrogen without side effects, scientists have developed plant extracts with estrogenic activity (phytoestrogens) to substitute for FDA-approved drugs.


Active Ingredients: Phytoestrogens (isoflavones) from 110 mg of Mega Soy extract) Genistein and the genistein precursor isoform genistin Daidzein and the daidzein precursor isoform daidzin Glycetein and the glycetein precursor isoform glycitin Black cohosh extract, powdered (Cimiicifuga racemosa) (root and rhizome) 2.55 triterpene glycosides Dong quai extract, powdered (Angelica sinensis) (root) 1% Ligustilide Licorice extract, powdered (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (root) Vitex extract, powdered (Vitex agnus-castus) (fruit) 5% Vitexicarpin


Order Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract from LEF


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Grape Seed Extract & Pycnogenol: Anti-oxidants

Grapeseed Extract, Camellia sinensis , has been used clinically in Europe for a number of conditions, including circulatory problems of the heart and brain, capillary fragility, edema, varicose veins, blood clots, and visual disturbances, including macular degeneration. It also helps relieve ADD symptoms. In vitro, the antioxidant power of Grapeseed Extract is 50 times greater than vitamin E and 20 times greater than vitamin C.


The ingredients in Grapeseed Extract are researched and supported by numerous clinical studies which show that they:

  • Work with glutathione to restore oxidized vitamin C
  • Cross the blood brain barrier to provide potent antioxidant protection to brain and spinal nerves
  • Remove lipofuscin and prevent its formation in the brain and heart, conferring antiaging benefits
  • Bind to collagen fibers, increasing elasticity and flexibility in muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Act as smooth muscle relaxants in blood vessels, to combat hypertension
  • Are very stable on the shelf, showing no loss of potency after 12 years of storage.



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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort (Hpericum perforatum ), an effective and time-tested remedy for depression, is today one of the most popular herbs in the world. Hypericin, the active ingredient in this herb, has been shown in studies to inhibit the activity of monoamine oxidase, which is elevated in depressed individuals. New research shows that St. John’s Wort may actually increase serotonin production. Contains hypericin and pseudohypericin, shown to have antidepressive and antiviral properties. Avoid if pregnant or planning pregnancy. Consult your primary care practitioner before taking St. John’s Wort for depression.


I (Al) have a tendency to be a little hyperactive. I have never been diagnosed with adult ADD, but I find that taking St. John’s Wort 3-4 times per week takes the edge off my being speedy very nicely. St. John’s Wort has been known to increase photo-sensitivity in animals and may cause this same reaction in some people. We recommend that strong sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light (like “tanning booths”) be avoided when taking St. John’s Wort.


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Of all the body’s hormones, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is found in the greatest amounts; it is critical to optimal body function. Studies show that DHEA levels drop significantly in most men and women after age 35. Lower levels of DHEA correlate with disease states: increased incidence of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, senility, breast cancer and other diseases. It is a metabolic precursor to other hormones and is critical to the optimal function of almost every component of the body.


Caution: DHEA is suitable for both women and men, however men with prostate cancer or elevated PSAs should use DHEA under a physician’s supervision. .


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The feel good hormone produced by the body’s adrenal glands, pregnenolone is a direct precursor of both DHEA and progesterone. Pregnenolone is the building block for all other hormones. Pregnenolone levels dramatically drop after age 30 and may, according to researchers, adversely affect mental function, mood and energy levels. Research indicates that restoration of pregnenolone to levels of healthy young adults may have dramatic positive effects on memory, mood and energy.


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Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is highly popular worldwide for its antioxidant, circulation-promoting, and memory-enhancing properties. Researchers are excited about the positive effects Ginkgo Biloba has shown in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral vascular insufficiency affecting vision, hypertension, angina, and impaired cerebral blood flow.


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Ginseng Extracts provides a powerful natural source for on-demand energy. In addition, these ancient herbs have adaptagenic, anti-stress and endurance-enhancing effects. Ginseng is an herb that stimulates the central nervous system and may increase sex drive and enhance performance.


“The plant has gained its reputation because of its ability to increase all-around well-being, stamina, and endurance…Ginseng is an adaptogen herb, meaning it is a nontoxic plant with a nonspecific action that influences a wide range of metabolic factors. The overall result of using an adaptogenic is to normalize or balance a bodily system – including sexual arousal and response – whether it is over – or underactive…” Ref. #2


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Kava Kava

Kava Kava ( Piper methysticum ) from the South Pacific, has shown in research to relieve anxiety, elevate mood, relax muscles and induce deep, restful sleep. Its active components are kavalactones.


“The plant contains narcotic substances…which affect spinal rather than cerebral responses, resulting in relaxation andeuphoria while retaining mental alertness.” Ref. #2


Like any sedative, Kava Kava can become habit-forming if used in excess or for extended lengths of time. Avoid long term use.

Long term use of large quantities of Kava (7-8 capsules per day) may cause a dry skin rash, red, watery eyes, and lethargy all of which resolve without apparent side effects upon cessation of use. Kava should not be combined with alcohol. Kava should not be used by children, pregnant or lactating women. People taking Kava should not engage in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle.


Individual product links change frequently so we have supplied links to a number of supplier websites. You can find all of the items featured above by using the search function at the following supplier’s websites, although not every website will offer every item on this page. Copy and paste the name of the item you are interested in and you will be directed to the specific page at the supplier’s website for that item. Sometimes you will land on a page with a list of related products, where you will have to scroll down the page to find the exact item you are looking for.



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Information about Suppliers and Shipping

All the products featured above can be ordered online and shipped to addresses in the U.S.A. Some aren’t sold in Canada, but most are allowed into the country and can be ordered from the US and shipped directly to your Canadian address. For other countries, check with the suppliers to determine whether they ship to your location. Also, many of these items or their equivalents are available at your local health food store. We encourage you to shop locally when you can.


Here are websites where you can order items featured in this guide to aphrodisiacs:

Life Extension Foundation

Life Extension Foundation is one of the very best online sources for all nutritional supplements. They manufacture all of their own formulas and they constantly update formulas to reflect the current state-of-the-art science. Anything you get from Life Extension will be the best currently available in terms of overall quality, including freshness, premium ingredients, and combinations of ingredients balanced for optimal absorption, and synergy effect of the formula for maximum health benefit.


They are not the cheapest, only the best.


Life Extension Foundation offers an annual membership with significant benefits. First you get a subscription to the excellent monthly glossy magazine featuring breaking news and depth analysis of current nutritional science and best practices. You get a huge printed catalog of all supplements offered by LEF, with detailed information about every featured item. Plus you get the cost of the membership deducted from your first nutritional order, and the price you pay for everything is deeply discounted from non-member retail. In effect the membership is better than free; it actually saves you lots of money! They also have an annual sale with prices slashed drastically on many featured items.


Visit the Life Extension website via the link just below and use their search engine to find anything you are looking for.


Huge Selection of Sexual Health and Performance Enhancement ProductsSexHealth (United Kingdom) ships worldwide and accepts product returns for full refund within 7 days, no questions asked.


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