Remedies for Sensuality and Reproductive Systems
The essential oils clary sage, jasmine and ylang ylang can be used to promote sensuality as well as to manage discomfort caused by premenstrual syndrome, stress or menopausal symptoms. Herbal remedies that have aphrodisiac properties such as damiana, muira puama, and gingko can relax and lift the mood while helping to maintain a healthy body.
Aromatherapy for Sensuality and Discomfort Management
Clary sage, Salvia sclarea, is a powerful sensual relaxant and helps relieve tension, mental fatigue, premenstrual syndrome and menstrual pain. It also helps to prevent hot flushes. It should be avoided during the first five months of pregnancy. Jasmine, Jasminum officinale,is a sensual stimulant and is also used for easing pain in the female reproductive system.
Ylang ylang encourages relaxation and sensuality and creates a feeling of wellbeing. Sandalwood, Santalum album, and geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, are hormone regulators used for pre-menstrual and menopausal symptoms. For the relaxing and energizing blend put two drops clary sage, two drops ylang ylang and three drops geranium in one-half fluid ounce, 15 ml or two and a half teaspoonfuls of carrier oil and massage the back and abdomen.
Herbs for Reproductive System
Damiana, Tumera aphrodisiaca, is a remedy for the nervous system and traditional aphrodisiac. It is used for anxiety and depression with sexual difficulties. Muira puama, Liriosma ovate, is an aphrodisiac that increases blood flow to the pelvic area in both men and women. Gingko is used in treatments for sexual function in men and women.
Siberian gingseng, Eleutherococcus senticosus, is an adaptogen and circulatory stimulant. It is usually available as a powder and the dosage is between 0.2 and one gram three times a day. Saw palmetto berries, Serenoa serrulata, are used to tone and strengthen the male reproductive system.
Sensual Herbal Tea Blends for Women and Men
Aphrodite Blend Tea is a sensuous, aromatic blend with herbs that enhance and balance the body. Following is the recipe:
- 1 part damiana leaves
- 1 part rose petals
- 1 part peppermint leaves
- 1 part muira puama
- 1 part gingko leaves
- 1 part orange peel
- 1 part cinnamon bark chips
- pinch of stevia.
Place all herbs in a tea ball or bag and cover with boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea ball or bag, and add sugar, honey, sweetener, milk.
Happy Man Tea Blend combines Siberian gingseng and saw palmetto berries to strengthen and enhance the male reproductive system. Following is the recipe:
- 1 part Siberian ginseng
- 1 part dandelion root
- 1 part nettle
- 1 part each marshmallow and burdock roots
- 1 part each hawthorn and saw palmetto berries
- 1 part fennel seeds
- 1 part wild oats
- a pinch of stevia
Place all herbs in a tea ball or bag, put and cover with boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea ball or bag, and add sugar, honey, sweetener, milk, cream or whatever, to taste.