[af-ruhdee-ze-ak, –diz-ee-ak]
food, drug, potion, or other agent that arouses sexual desire.

aphrodisiac wine chocolateAphrodisiacs are substances that are believed to increase sexual desire and fertility. The name originates from the Greek Goddess of love and sexuality, Aphrodite. The aphrodisiacs may be food, herbs or other substances that have affects on the hormones or neurotransmitters therefore enhancing feelings of love and attraction. Aphrodisiacs may help to dissipate some of the emotional, psychological or physical ailments that inhibit sexual desire and intimacy. For example they may have one of the following effects:

  1. Reduce Stress
  2. Enhance Mood
  3. Calm Anxiety
  4. Relieve Depression
  5. Increase Circulation
  6. Energize Mind and Body
  7. Appeal to the Senses

Remember that physical stress and exhaustion may affect your desire to feel love and intimacy. The following herbs, foods and essential oils are a few of the aphrodisiacs that can help to balance your body and promote feelings of wellbeing.

TOP 5 Herbal Aphrodisiacs:

  1. Ginseng
  2. Horny Goat Weed
  3. Damiana
  4. Maca
  5. Yohimbe


  1. Almond
  2. Avocado
  3. Bananas
  4. Basil
  5. Chocolate
  6. Coffee
  7. Cilantro
  8. Fennel
  9. Figs
  10. Ginger
  11. Honey
  12. Licorice
  13. Mustard
  14. Nutmeg
  15. Oysters
  16. Pine Nuts
  17. Raspberries and Strawberries
  18. Truffles
  19. Vanilla
  20. Wine