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Nature Provides Herbal ‘Viagra’: SW Herb's Kathleen Gould suggests these gifts from nature

May 31, 2012 09:37PM ● By Kathleen Gould

In his book, The Male Herbal, author James Green states, “When a male individual’s life does not stimulate and arouse his male spirit, how can he expect a sexual partner to wade through the emotional and physical barriers to stimulate sexual arousal? The body’s central control organ of sexual response is the brain. An individual needs to be self-aroused by the joy, power and creative stimulation of his own life first—physical arousal will follow, spontaneously enhancing performance in all other arenas.”

Herbs are not magic bullets, but rather work to rebuild strong reproductive systems and maintain sexual health, while an individual gently does his part to rekindle his male spirit. Here are a few of nature’s gifts to consider.

Ashwagandha root: Used for 3,000 years as an aphrodisiac, this herb is said to be an energy tonic capable of generally strengthening the body, enhancing libido and restoring fertility and sexual potency.

Damiana: With a reputation as an aphrodisiac and sexual tonic, it is especially useful when anxiety or depression are discouraging sexual arousal.

Ginkgo: This common herb increases blood circulation and flow of oxygen to the brain. It has a direct effect on endothelial cells that enhance blood flow of both penile arteries and veins, without effecting any change in systemic blood pressure.

Maca root: A nutritive tonic for both men and women, it optimizes physical stamina and endurance, sexual health and potency, and enhances sexual appetite by increasing libido.

Incorporating herbs into one’s lifestyle helps to rebuild the body on all levels, nourishing every system, organ and emotion. A qualified herbalist can combine the proper herbs to create formulas specific to an individual’s unique physiological, mental, emotional and even spiritual body. Rekindle the male spirit by using the amazing plants that nature has provided and watch as the body responds in harmony.

Herbalist Kathleen Gould, RH (AHG), is the owner of SW Herb & Gathering Place, 148 N. Center St., in Mesa. Contact her at 480-694-9931 or SWHerb.com

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