Does your partner love eating spicy foods? Or do you simply want to spice things up between the sheets tonight? Well, try feeding him some spicy food. According to a new French study men who love consuming spicy foods tend to be better in bed.
The study performed at the University of Grenoble tested their theory on 114 men between the age of 18 and 44 and found that these men had higher levels of testosterone and performed better during sex. How this happens is still not known but there have been several studies that have shown the correlation between consuming spicy foods and increased testosterone levels in men. In contrast low testosterone levels have been associated with lethargy and a depressive mood. Called ‘Some Like It Hot’, the study appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Physiology and Behaviour. You could also read about tips to improve your sex life with exercises.
While feeding your man some spicy food might be one way to go, there are some other natural ways to get him in the mood. Here are some natural remedies for a lagging libido.
Remedy #1: Eat some garlic
Garlic is a great aphrodisiac and is also an instant pick-me-up. The root acts as a tonic for people suffering from a lack of libido and for those who’d like to last longer in bed. According to Dr HK Bhakru, garlic can help relieve sexual debility due to a number of causes like exhaustion, lack of libido and even that caused due to sexual overindulgence.
How to use it: Crush two or three cloves of garlic and eat this every day on an empty stomach.
Remedy #2: Add onion to your meal: This root is only second to garlic when it comes to its aphrodisiac properties. Known to increase libido and strengthen reproductive organs, onions are great to help with a good erection in those suffering from erectile dysfunction. To help reap more benefits of onions choose to eat the white variety.
How to use it: Eat raw white onions as a part of your meal. You can choose to have it added to your salad or simply eat it as a side dish.
Remedy #3: Carrots can help too: Carrots are known to enhance sexual stamina. A perfect remedy for those suffering from fatigue or premature ejaculation, carrots when combined with eggs make the perfect recipe for a great sexual experience.
How to use it: Take 150g of carrot and chop it finely. Now add it to a half-boiled egg. Add some honey to this mix. Have this once a day for a month or two for promising results.
Remedy #4 Try lady’s finger root for an instant remedy : To help improve your sex life, the root of the plant is what you should ideally use. The roots of the lady’s finger plant helps with sexual disorders. According to Ayurvedic literature, the roots of the lady’s finger plant are great for those who have lost their sexual vigour.
How to use it: Take five to ten grams of the root powder and add it to a glass of milk. To this add a little bit of mishri or crystalline sugar. Drink this mixture on a daily basis for good results.
Remedy #5: Asparagus root to help you last longer in bed: Also known as Shatavari and marketed as safed museli, this vegetable is a great remedy for sexual disorders. The dried root is a commonly used to treat a number of sexual dysfunctions, including the lack of sexual vigour, impotency and premature ejaculation.
How to use it: Take about fifteen grams of the root powder and boil it in a glass of milk. Drink this decoction twice a day for effective results.
Remedy #6: The drumstick vegetable and its bark can help make you more fertile: This long spindly vegetable is a very potent aphrodisiac and is commonly used to treat sexual dysfunctions. The vegetable itself is known to relieve the symptoms of functional sterility in both males and females. Apart from that the dried bark of the tree is also very useful in the treatment of conditions like impotency, premature ejaculation and lack of motility of sperm.
How to use it: Drumstick: Take about 15g of the drumstick flower and boil it in about 250ml of milk.
How to use drumstick tree bark: Powder the dry bark and add about 120g of this powder to about half a litre of water and bring it to a boil. Let the mixture boil for about half an hour. You can mix a glass of this water with a tablespoon of honey and have it three times a day for a period of three months.
Remedy #7: Use ginger for spicier sex: Again, a root that is a very potent aphrodisiac. The juice of ginger is said to help in relieving the symptoms of conditions such as impotency, premature ejaculation and spermatorrhea(excessive accidental ejaculation).
How to use it: Take half a spoonful of ginger juice and have it with one half-boiled egg and some honey and have this once every day, just before bed.
Remedy #8: Dried dates for an instant boost of energy: Dates are known to help increase iron content in the body and have very high nutritional value. They are also very effective in providing that extra boost of energy, that one needs for sexual vigour.
How to use it: Take some dried dates, mix it with almonds and pistachio nuts. Grind all three ingredients and eat about 100g of this mixture once daily.
Remedy #9 Try eating raisins to help you last longer: These sweet fruits are also very good in improving one’s sexual vigour. Due to its sugar content, raisins are also very good at providing extra energy to the person eating them.
How to use it: Boil the raisins in milk till they become swollen. Now start by eating 200g on a daily basis and increase the amount you eat gradually.