SEX & WOMEN

Boost Your Libido With These Asian Favourites

  • 1. Ginseng
    1 / 5 1. Ginseng

    Studies have shown that the roots of red ginseng have treated erectile dysfunction and boosted sexual arousal in individuals. It likely works like Viagra by improving blood circulation to the nether regions.

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  • 2. Cordyceps
    2 / 5 2. Cordyceps

    Commonly used in Chinese herbal soups, this sexual potentiator increases the male libido by increasing blood circulation, and thus making the erection sturdier as well as improving the sperm’s mobility. Some studies show it is beneficial in females with infertility issues too.

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  • 3. Epimedium
    3 / 5 3. Epimedium

    One legend has it that a flock of goats became overly sexually excited whenever they fed on a particular patch of flowering plants, which the goat herder eventually identified as epimedium. Another legend claims that the plant was a favourite of a sexually hyperactive mythical creature which enjoyed one hundred orgasms a day.

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  • 4. Saffron
    4 / 5 4. Saffron

    The seductive red-gold threads of this Indian spice contain antioxidants including crocin, crocetin and safranal, which are powerful libido-boosters. It’s even said that Alexander the Great added it to his rice and tea, Cleopatra bathed in it before meeting her lovers, and the Romans sprinkled saffron on newlyweds’ beds. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.

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  • 5. Durian
    5 / 5 5. Durian

    Believe it or not, the ultra-fragrant King of Fruits could make you rule in the bedroom. Asians have long contended that eating during makes you “heated up”. And there’s an old Indonesian saying: “When the durians fall down, the sarongs go up.”

    By Claire Ang for SHAPE

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