It is popular knowledge that there are foods that ignite the spark of passion and favoring sexual performance . However, not everyone who has an aphrodisiac reputation is.

Myth

The chocolate and wine , are not aphrodisiacs . Researchers and academics have concluded that they worked as a placebo effect .

Chocolate is rich in tryptophan , an amino acid precursor to serotonin, a substance that is related to pleasure and humor. Another substance that contains the affected chocolate as an aphrodisiac is phenylethylamine . However, because of the amounts of chocolate in these aphrodisiac substances, they are too low to have any noticeable effect.

As for alcohol , which is commonly used to release inhibited desires, studies have shown that it does increase desire but hinders sexual performance.

The aphrodisiacs that do work
If you want to stimulate sexual appetite, integrate ginseng and saffron into your diet. Both are proven aphrodisiacs, according to a new scientific review of natural aphrodisiacs by researchers at the University of Guelph.

SAFFRON

Responsible for these effects is crocina . A chemical compound present in saffron of fabulous properties. On the one hand, because it is a potent neuronal antioxidant . And on the other, for its great capacity as an erection stimulator.

Here we show you how to prepare a saffron drink:

INGREDIENTS

20 saffron pistils

5 ginger slices (2 cm each)

1 cinnamon stick

PREPARATION

Boil 500 ml of water.
Pour 20 saffron and ginger pistils. Turn off the heat immediately.
Cover the pot for 20 minutes. Then remove the lid and let the mixture stand for 1 hour.
After the hour, put the infusion back on fire and add the cinnamon stick.
Strain before drinking. You can drink cold or hot.

GINSENG

Ginseng has specific effects to improve sexual function and quality of life and mitigate menopause symptoms . As a multipotent plant, ginseng may be a suitable alternative for specific therapies to promote the health of menopausal women.

One way to consume is through infusion.

INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon grated ginseng (5 g)
1 cup of water
Honey bee (optional)
PREPARATION

Grate the ginseng root and add it in a cup of boiling water.
Cover the drink, let it sit for 10 minutes and filter it with a strainer.
Sweeten with honey.