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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
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
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
hsiaw says ...
@Linsday The three plants mentioned are Maca (Peru), Rhodiola rosea (Siberia) and Ashwagandha (India).
02/07/2009 10:33:19 AM CST
Heather says ...
Well this certainly is a great topic for V-day!. I am excited to see if this heats things up for me and my husband.
02/07/2009 10:52:19 AM CST
Wendy C. says ...
I picked up on the booklets in your store, and it has a great list of Hot Herbs. I picked up a few and look forward to seeing the effects when they kick in.
02/07/2009 10:59:54 AM CST
Olive says ...
I certainly like the idea of herbs for enhancement vs. a pharma- approach. This may sound funny, but a hot shower with Dr. Brauners soap gets things going at our house :)
02/07/2009 11:03:02 AM CST
Carrie says ...
It is interesting that your guest talks about herbs opening of the blood vessels, I wonder if combining these "Hot Herbs" with niacin would further enhance their affects.
02/07/2009 11:07:16 AM CST
Paul says ...
Great suggestion for Valentines Day, not how doe I get me wife to start them :)
02/07/2009 11:12:12 AM CST
Teri says ...
I agree with James, an overall healthy approach to living is a great way to keep the fires going. When I am eating well and exercising, basically when I feel good about myself, I am must interested in being intimate.
02/07/2009 11:18:33 AM CST
Rory says ...
Good suggestions, but I think it is important to mention that happiness and health are the key influencers in an open love life. I know we all get so use to the idea that a pill will make things happen and do all the work. Get real, exercise, love and talk with your partner, and enjoy the beauty of sex.
02/07/2009 11:26:39 AM CST
Quinn says ...
This is fun. I have purchased a random bottle of herbs in NYC Chinatown, which as far as I could tell, was aimed at increasing libido. I did feel very tingly but not sure if it directly helped with libido. I look forward to trying some of the suggestions here, I assume your stores carry the products.
02/07/2009 5:23:03 PM CST
Abby says ...
Communication is the key for me. If I feel close to my partner then I feel intimate, if I don't feel close, or I have low self esteem... forget it.
02/07/2009 7:34:09 PM CST
Leigh says ...
Glad to hear you covering this subject, here are some great herbs which serve as aphrodisiacs ginseng horny goat weed damiana tribulus.
02/07/2009 7:34:43 PM CST
Nina says ...
This is a great subject!!! I didn't expect to find this topic covered by Whole Foods, good for you embracing this topic.
02/07/2009 7:39:57 PM CST
Carl says ...
A Hot bath and some "Hot Herbs" sounds like a refreshing combo for some Valentine Day fun. I'm going to try this out and I'm holding you to your word, that these will help :)
02/07/2009 7:48:54 PM CST
Cindy says ...
Another cool podcast Whole Foods! This topic is more fun then usual, I mean I love learning about how to cook Sea Bass and all, but I enjoy how this speaks how to liven up life, after a great meal :) I hope these really may work, hey its worth a shot.
02/08/2009 7:06:24 AM CST
Sue says ...
Solid info here, I would like to see a list of these herbs, perhaps a printable form... wow do I sound desperate :)
02/08/2009 7:09:55 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
Molly says ...
"Hot Herbs" great term. Nice podcast, I had never consider an herbal approach to aphrodisiacs!
02/08/2009 7:10:21 AM CST
Dana says ...
James is onto something here. Overall health is the key to feeling good about yourself and being able to share intimacy with others. I go back and forth between eating well, and not so well. When my diet is good, my energy is up, my spirits are up, and well... my love life is UP!
02/08/2009 7:12:39 AM CST
Lisa L. says ...
Your making me blush :) I have always been curious if Passion Fruit had an medicinal affects, or if it was just the name? I am hoping your store staff can help me find some of the herbs you mention here. Apparently it is time to get my head out of the produce isle and over to the supplement section.
02/08/2009 7:30:27 AM CST
Tamara says ...
I agree, I have used herbs to enhance my drive and indeed they work wonders for me. Here is another great article which further supports the work here: http://www.socyberty.com/Sexuality/Natural-Aphrodisiacs-for-Women.61183
02/08/2009 7:42:19 AM CST
Cammie says ...
These are interesting ideas. I will check out a few of these products, and I really hope they might help me. It has always been an ongoing issue for my husband and I. Are there any herbs which reduce male sex drive?
02/08/2009 7:44:13 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

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