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Libido Part I: Medicinal Plants

By Mara Fleishman, February 3, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Libido is part of a healthy human life and just like any other wellness topic, it deserves attention. Chris Kilham, known in the industry as the Medicine Hunter, is an expert on medicinal plants used historically around the world to support healthy libido in men and women. Join us to hear about his top picks for medicinal plants with centuries of use.

 

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Zoe says ...
May I just say... Hot Plants work so well I can't take them! Happy Valentine's Day. Love, Zoe (Chris' wife)
02/03/2009 11:46:07 AM CST
Elisabeth says ...
ALL RIGHT!!!! Glad to see my favorite organic store coming through with natural options for my love life. I eat well, I love my partner, but I have a drop in libido happening with age. I applaud you embracing this topic, I am glad I don't have to go the "traditional" medical route.
02/09/2009 1:01:39 PM CST
Lindsay says ...
I like the idea of "Hot Plants" to go with my hot pants :) Really tough, this info is interesting but I am unfamiliar with two of the herbs mentioned here, could you please spell out the names of all three.
02/07/2009 9:04:20 AM CST
James says ...
Of course all vegetables are good for libido! By eating fresh fruit and vegetables, we are improving our healthy, keeping our blood clean and in some cases reducing cholesterol, improving heart health generally and thereby improving our libido just by building stronger healthier foundations.
02/06/2009 2:06:39 AM CST
Laura says ...
I don't think the answer for anything comes in a little pill. Communication, personal pride and health, and self esteem are the key to a flourishing love life. Whole Foods does offer terrific foods to keep the body running at its best, perhaps you should stay focused on these.
02/09/2009 7:46:03 AM CST
Cal says ...
Well this is a new spin for Valentines Day. I personally believe in the power of chocolate, but I don't know if there is any science behind this love affair. Also I've heard about oysters, and wine, not in together.
02/09/2009 7:52:24 AM CST
uma says ...
Well Zoe's comments are intriguing! I guess Chris is a lucky man. I'll check into this myself.
02/09/2009 7:54:26 AM CST
wendy says ...
This was allot of fun, I see this says part 1, looking forward to part 2, 3?
02/09/2009 7:56:37 AM CST
Gilly says ...
I am someone who has tried some of these "Hot Herbs" and found great success. I don't know if a placebo would have had the same affect, or rather if the herbs just acted as a placebo, but either way, the end result was great for both of us.
02/09/2009 7:58:28 AM CST
Erinn says ...
I wonder what my sweetie will think when I ask for a bottle of herbs for Valentine, rather then chocolate. I really hope this may offer a boost in my sex drive.
02/09/2009 8:05:23 AM CST
Ann says ...
Hot Herbs...really?
02/09/2009 8:09:16 AM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Linsday The three plants mentioned are Maca (Peru), Rhodiola rosea (Siberia) and Ashwagandha (India).
02/07/2009 10:33:19 AM CST
Chad says ...
Hi Winnie- "Winnie Hsia: @Linsday The three plants mentioned are Maca (Peru), Rhodiola rosea (Siberia) and Ashwagandha (India)." Are these available at most of your stores?
02/09/2009 10:45:57 AM CST
Liv says ...
I like these suggestions, another great natural aphrodisiacs is kelp. Kelp is rich in many vitamins and minerals, among them iodine, necessary for the proper function of the thyroid gland. Lack of iodine can result in excessive physical fatigue and a lowered sex drive.
02/08/2009 5:02:44 PM CST
Gabby says ...
This is a FUN topic. Typically you see libido enhancement geared toward men, which if you think about it is silly, in that most men seem to have a much higher sex drive. I it good to hear women and man both can benefit from these natural solutions!
02/12/2009 10:48:22 AM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Sue The information associated with this podcast series is available in print form in your local store. Check the Whole Body and Guest Services sections for flyers and brochures!
02/08/2009 7:10:02 AM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Chad Yes, all these herbs are available in both capsule and liquid form in the Whole Body department. Check with your local store for their availability and selection.
02/09/2009 10:52:34 AM CST
hsiaw says ...
Chris does in fact have a book out called "Hot Plants". If you liked the podcast, you can find more information here: http://www.medicinehunter.com/books_by_chris_kilham.htm
02/12/2009 10:24:31 AM CST
Izzy says ...
"Hot Herbs" is such a great title. I think your guest has the makings of a great short book.
02/12/2009 8:12:46 AM CST
Heather says ...
I agree with other here, that keeping your overall health up is the greatest key to feeling good about yourself and then being able to share your self confidence. I do believe that support for your system is always helpful, particularly considering how stress can take its toll.
02/12/2009 8:16:25 AM CST
Lea says ...
I'm glad to hear your stores have a support booklet, I think this will make it much easier for me to remember all of the names of the "Hot Herbs". I hope my store carries these products, it is one of the smallest Whole Foods I've been to
02/12/2009 9:21:08 AM CST
C.Vance says ...
Great topic!
02/12/2009 9:21:45 AM CST
ellen says ...
So glad I came across this podcast! A topic not always talked about, and the lack of discussion is a tragedy. Those of us left feeling the need to address this issue are only faced with no natural solutions or ideas. This really cheers me up, and I look forward to investigating the suggestion here, personal!
02/12/2009 9:27:47 AM CST
mel says ...
It is really nice to hear there are natural approaches I can take to enhance my sex drive. I love your store for the great foods, and the knowledge your staff shares when I shop. I am really looking forward to my next visit, when I will head right to the "Hot Herbs" department :) Good job!
02/10/2009 7:19:51 AM CST
Rebecca says ...
As a green mom, this is great advice! Libido definitely changes after having kids. I agree with Gabby, usually this issue is addressed with men. Great to hear some advice across the board.
02/12/2009 12:57:29 PM CST

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