The history relating to the female aphrodisiac goes a long way back to the beginning of mankind. Human body odor is the earliest known aphrodisiac. Scent or the sense of smell is closely related to sexual proclivity as most animal species use scent to determine a female’s readiness to mate.
When a woman feels sexual attraction she may feel a powerful force that draws her to another person. Passionate feelings begin to arise and a longing for this person begins. Human pheromones, natural female aphrodisiacs, are responsible for this incredible attraction. Animals as well as human beings exude a scent that draws others to them. Pheromones have been referred to as “smell prints,” that are unique in everyone. Smell is a sense that goes straight to the brain’s limbic lobe creating an immediate emotional reaction.
Aphrodisiacs were originally sought as a remedy for various sexual anxieties including fears of inadequate performance as well as a need to increase fertility. Aphrodite, the love goddess hadproclaimed “sparrows” sacred because of their “loving nature” and for that reason were included in many aphrodisiac concoctions.
Aniseed is a herb that has always been popular for its many culinary uses. It was used as an aphrodisiac by the Greeks and the Romans, who believed it had special powers. It was believed that by sucking on the seeds themselves, men or women could increase their sexual desire. Chocolate and oysters are other examples of some of the many foods in history that have been thought to bring about sexual desire in women.
Chinese herbal medicine has provided us with the most detailed information about aphrodisiacs. However, every culture and society has their own special recipes that are derived from the specific plants and animals that exist in their geographical regions.
Aphrodisiacs come in many forms including animals, plants, herbs, foods, and chemical substances. Ginseng, green oats (avena sativa), mauri, yohimbe, as well as other herbs have demonstrated a strong heightened sexual response in both males and females.
The human brain’s ability to fantasize is one of the most powerful natural aphrodisiacs. When a woman fantasizes her brain releases chemicals, electrical responses and glandular substances that act as internal sexual stimulants. A female aphrodisiac can lend a helping hand when the hormone production is low.