Belief in the stimulating properties of some foods has been known to people for centuries. Properly prepared dishes were eaten to increase libido and seme combinations of herbs and spices increase fertility among men and women.
Nowadays, the word is more often associated with a romantic dinner, when it`s hidden behind the best quality dishes or appetizing desserts, which are a prelude to an intoxicating night. Despite this exclusive picture, more mundane foods will also help you to warm up your partner.
Here are the top 10 proven aphrodisiacs
Maca – This plant was used extensively in pre-Columbian times by the South American natives like Incas. It grows in the highest parts of the Andes and is the highest growing edible plant in the world. For centuries eating maca has been considered a mean to strengthen the body and mind. The edible part is root and resembles our native garlic. Its scientifically proven effect increases libido in both women and men, which is why it was chosen as one of the main ingredients of the Hot Night drink.
Catuaba – it is the bark of a tree of the species Trichilia catigua, growing in the deep rainforests of the Amazon. Dried bark consumed in the form of brew is the most popular drink consumed in Brazil. Decoction of catuaba is considered to stimulate the body, while increasing libido and the quality of orgasm during intercourse. It also has scientifically proven healing properties and is included in every bottle of Hot Night drink.
Seafood – The name “aphrodisiac” comes from the name of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, who was born of seafoam. Therefore, seafood was considered by the ancients as a mean os supporting potency and sexual desire. Today we know that they were not superstitions; Selenium and zinc contained in seafood, as well as omega-3 fat acids, have a positive effect on sexual wellbeing.
Ginger – Aromatic spice that stimulates and warms the body. Its use supports digestion and increased the appetite not only for food. When consumed fresh, it stimulates the blood supply to the genitals, increases and extends the erection in men and in women increases libido.
Chocolate – Cocoa beans used to make chocolate energize the body, reduce fatigue and improve well-being. It is therefore worth, like the legendary Cassanova, to use it during a romantic evening, especially its darker version.
Peach – the queen among fruit aphrodisiacs. Her delicate skin and sweet flesh will affect everyone’s imagination. In addition, it is rich in many vitamins and nutrients, so needed to strengthen the body before a hot evening.
Basil – the basic ingredient of many love potions used by our ancestors. Essential oils contained in its leaves will not only add flavour and aroma to the dish but will also sharpen the senses. In addition, you can grow it in a pot on the windowsill and have a fresh aphrodisiac throughout the year.
Chilli pepper – small, red peppers will spice up every romantic meeting. Its oblong shape leaves no doubt what it can be associated with, and the fiery red color ignites emotions. Its spicy taste will increase the level of secreted endorphins.
Savory – The plant was known since antiquity. It gained popularity during the existence of the Roman Empire when it was cultivated exclusively as an aphrodisiac. Interestingly, according to them, savory grown in the summer was supposed to increase sex drive, and this winter – to reduce it.
Caviar – Associated with wealth and social status, caviar began its life as a dish for poor fishermen, but when digested into tsarist salons, it became a royal dish. To this day, the best or rarest caviar species are used as an alternative method to the famous blue pill.