The Wonderful World  of Herbs

1.What Is an Herb?

 2.How to Choose and Use Herbs

Herbs to Improve Your Sex Life

 3.Increasing Your Sexual Desire and Drive

 4.Increasing Your Sexual Pleasure

 5.Relieving Male Menopause, Prostate Problems, and Impotence

 6.Relieving Female Menopause and Premenstrual Syndrome

 7.Controlling Health Conditions that Affect Sex

 8.Improving Your Overall Well-Being

 9.Sex Herb Combinations


Controlling Health Conditions that Affect Sex

Many health conditions  can affect your ability  to enjoy sex.  Some conditions  such as  arthritis make it painful to move  during sex.  Other  health problems impair blood  flow   and nerve sensation, making sexual  fulfillment  difficult. We'll discuss six of the most  common health conditions that affect controlling health conditions that affect sex:

  • Arthritis
  • Bladder infections
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Muscle aches and spasms

Next, we'll describe choose and use herbs  that cab help these  conditions.


Many people suffer from arthritis, which can make  joints swollen stiff, preventing you  from moving  easily- especially during  activities  like sexual intercourse.  There are two types of arthritis: osteoarthritis  and rheumatoid   arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is more commonly referred to s "wear and tear" arthritis.  It occurs as the cartilage and bones of joints are worn  down due to misuse or overuse

Rheumatoid arthritis is an  immune system  disease, and  its causes  are not well understood.  It is thought that after  some sort of viral infection, the body  overreacts, attacking  the tissues of the  joints rather than the virus.  As the  joints are   under attack, they become swollen and painful.  In some cases, the  attacks  and inflammation can even spread into the muscles.  There are  also many conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis

For both types of arthritis, an herb  can help relieve inflammation and pain.  The following   are some  herbs  that may help: alfalfa, bay, blue cohosh, cat's claw, cayenne (capsicum), celery, dandelion,  feverfew, ginger, kava, licorice,  and wild yam.

Bladder Infections

Practically everyone gets  a bladder infection  once in a while.  If you have infections frequently, you may find that it interferes with your  sex life.  If you do have frequent bladder  infections, you should see  your doctor to  treat the  infection and to ensure  there is no serious underlying  cause.  In addition, these  herbs may help: bilberry, birch leaves, and  hydrangea.

  Herbal Baths for Arthritis

Try placing  dried  ginger or grated ginger root  in a cheesecloth bag.  Soak the bag in warm bath water.  If you  have  rheumatoid  arthritis,  don't make the water too warm,  or it may be   uncomfortable for you.

Cardiovascular Problems

relieving male menopause prostate problems and impotence in the cardiovascular system  take many forms: high blood  pressure, heart  disease, circulation problems in the legs.  Most cardiovascular problems  occur because of the buildup of plaque in the arteries, the   blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood throughout  the body.  The arteries may also narrow and become less flexible for other reasons, such as aging,  use of tobacco, or   high blood pressure.  When  arteries become narrowed ad less flexible,  blood cannot  flow freely to nourish parts of body.   This can  cause problems throughout the body, such  as heart attacks,  strokes, and  circulation problems  in your legs.  Another  result of cardiovascular  problems may be  a lack of blood  flow to  those "private parts," both the  female and male  genitalia, inhibiting your ability to enjoy sex.  For any  cardiovascular problem, you should be under the care of your doctor.  But check with  your  doctor to see if you might try some of these herbs  to help you  enjoy sex more: alfalfa, bilberry, cayenne (capsicum), celery, garlic and mistletoe.

  Herbal Baths to Aid Circulation

These two herbal baths  maintain and improve  blood flow to the heart and other  vital parts!  Try a combination  of marigold, nettle, and bladder wrack.  Or use  ginger.  For either  bath,  simply place the sex herb combinations in a cheesecloth  bag and let them soak in warm bath water with you.


Everyone gets the blues now and then.  But depression  can be  serious health threat -and can impinge on your ability to desire and enjoy  sex.  Depression can be  caused by  external events, but results   in a chemical imbalance in the brain.  Professional treatment  can help.  Some of these  herbs  may provide relief, as well:  dong quai, ginger and St. John's wort.


Some people develop diabetes when they are young, often  after contracting a seemingly  mild virus.  In this "type I" diabetes, the  body is unable   to make insulin, a hormone that regulates the body's  sugar (glucose) levels.  Insulin shots must be taken  to avoid death.  Other folks develop diabetes as they age.  People with  "type II" diabetes  usually have problems  with their  body's  using the insulin that is made.  They may need  to take medication to control the condition.  In both  type I and  type II diabetes,  circulation problems and nerve damage may result, affecting  your ability to enjoy sex.  While controlling diabetes  through diet, medication, and exercise is the key to mitigating complications such as impotence, these herbs  may also  provide  some relief: bilberry, dandelion, and garlic.

Muscle Aches and Spasms

Do you have an occasional sore muscle from working (or playing) too hard?  Or perhaps  you have a serious medical  condition  such as multiple sclerosis that causes muscles spasms.  In either   case,  muscle  problems, you should be treated by a physician.  But see if  these  herbal  solutions also help: catnip, licorice, and mistletoe.

  Herbal Baths

Try these  combinations  of herbs  for a muscle-soothing bath.   Simply place the herbs in a cheesecloth bag and allow  them to soak  in warm water with you.

  • Sage  and strawberry leaves
  • Sage and mugwort
  • Acrimony, chamomile, and mugwort
  • Burdock root,  mugwort, comfrey leaf, and sage