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6 Herbs for Better Sex

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Perhaps things are not happening in the bedroom the way that you desire. Maybe the flag is not fully saluted or perhaps the ladies among us are having issues with lubrication. Herbs for better sex can help.

In no way does any of this mean that the sex life is over. It does mean that it may be time for some extra help in the form of herbs for better sex.


1. Ashwagandha 

This special herb is also known as Indian Ginseng and is prevalent in Ayurvedic medicine.  It can increase sperm count, provide energy and increases sexual POWER! While this aphrodisiac is beneficial for males and women to consume, the most benefit will occur for the men which, let’s face it will benefit the ladies. This herb is bitter so I recommend capsules of  600 to 1000 mg. twice per day. Please note that Ashwaganda can interfere with Kava.

2. Maca 

Maca, or Peruvian Ginseng,  has been shown to offer libido increasing properties, but wait that is not it! It also can help with strength, stamina, energy and hormone issues… and we are talking the ones that lead to a good SEX life… testosterone, progesterone and estrogen. Ladies, you also get an extra special bonus with this one as Maca can help with menopause, menstrual regularity and cramps. Maca can be taken in capsule form but my preference is 1 Tablespoon in your morning smoothie. Maca is also good for fertility issues which is an important topic that we will be covering later this month.

3. Gingko Biloba 

This is a great herb for men with erectile dysfunction but it is also a great herb for women. Gingko Biloba increases blood flow to the capillaries right below the skin. This can lead to more salute  for the men and more pleasure for the ladies due to the extra sensitivity in the clitoral area. 80 mg per day will usually do the trick but if you have issues with blood clotting then this is not the herb for you.

4. Horny Goat Weed 

No, not because of the name although the name does indicate it’s purpose…. boost libido. This aphrodisiac herb is a staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine and  has been used for erectile dysfunction and fatigue. Two things that would definitely be , err, downers in the bedroom. 600 mg of Horny Goat Weed along with that great Maca can knock Viagra right out of your medicine cabinet. Now you can be natural and satisfied.

5. Kava

This herb pops up  (hahaha, pun intended) often in my recommendations as its stress reducing properties can help with a bevy of issues. Less stress, anxiety and frazzled nerves definitely increases sexual interest but did you know it can also help with erections and orgasms? The reason for this is simple, often times our minds hold us back from what we truly desire. Add to this the fact that this herb also known as Intoxicating Long Pepper can help with sleep. Someone who is exhausted has no interest in sexual activity so get your Kava on. A dose of 50 to 100 mg per day is good for most.

6. L-Arginine 

Touted as an herbal Viagra for men and women, this amino acid works to increase blood flow to the genitals. For women, this can increase ability to achieve orgasm. For men, this can offer a longer and stronger erection. Women benefit most from an herbal cream whereas men can typically turn to a dosage of 2-8 grams per day. L-Arginine should not be taken alongside Viagra and in fact any person using prescription drugs should discuss all possible side effects with the prescribing physician.


If you have any questions, please send an email to me at elise@elisecohenho.com.

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As with these recommendations, and all recommendations found on this website, it is important to check with your health provider for any possible adverse affect on your individual health.


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Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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9 thoughts on “6 Herbs for Better Sex”

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  2. Lots of advertisement I found on web about erectile dysfunction supplements. Your information on herbs for sex is a good one. Good Job

    1. I have replied on Facebook but am doing so again here because I thought that everyone could benefit.

      Horny Goat Weed and Kava are often used together. Ashwagandha can interfere with the full benefits of Kava. Maca and the other suggestions have not shown to be of any issue, while some do have similar effects. For clients looking for a first step I usually start with Maca and then move on to Horny Goat Weed and Kava.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.