According to a new study, leaves from the fenugreek plant can increase male libido naturally.
Fenugreek is a strong herb that grows in the Mediterranean. It’s great for spicing up Indian curries and other items…including our sex lives.
Researchers found that men taking fenugreek can boost their sex drive by at least 25%. The study authors say that compounds called saponins inside the fenugreek seed stimulate production of male sex hormones, including testosterone.
The Washington Post reported on the study in June 2011:
Over the centuries, foods such as asparagus, almonds, and bananas have been called aphrodisiacs, but few have survived the rigors of clinical studies. Fenugreek can now boast it has.
In the study, 60 healthy men age 25 to 52 took an extract of the herb twice a day for 6 weeks, according to the Daily Mail. The men were required to answer a survey describing their level of libido and desire with a special scoring system to analyze changes.
By the end of the 6 weeks, the increase male libido levels had soared, of those men who had swallowed fenugreek. It went from an average of 16.1 to 20.6, a 28 per cent rise. Men taking dummy pills saw their scores fall.
Fenugreek isn’t just for men. It’s also been shown effective as a natural aphrodisiac, to increase female libido and lessen the effect of hot flashes, mood fluctuations, and other common symptoms of menopause and PMS.
In India and China, fenugreek is used for:
• To improve digestion
• To maintain a healthy metabolism
• Increase male libido naturally and male potency
• Skin problems (wounds, rashes and boils)
• Sore throat
• Acid reflux
Recent studies show fenugreek might help lower cholesterol. It’s also been shown to reduce blood glucose, which means it could be beneficial for both type 1 and 2 diabetes. The herb is currently being studied for its cardiovascular benefits. Plus, applied topically, it’s an effective treatment for hair loss.
That’s a long list of potent health benefits packed into one spicy plant!