Men in ancient India believed they could increase their sexual vigor and spice up their love life by consuming goat testicles boiled in milk. Isn’t that quite unbelievable? Read on to know of other aphrodisiacs that people from the land of the Kamasutra tried in ancient days.
Long ago, people in India believed that consuming snake blood or flesh of the Nilgiri langur or the lion-tailed macaque could increase your sexual vigor. Surely, you don’t want to try any of these. But here are some things you might want to try to spice up your sex life:
Ajwain seeds, rich in thymol, are believed to have aphrodisiac properties. In India’s swamps, you will find a stout and thorny plant called hydrophilia (kokilaksha). In south India, its root is a popular aphrodisiac. In Mumbai, people prefer to use its seeds.
The root of the castus plant found in Kashmir is a well known Ayurvedic aphrodisiac. A decoction of milk with the powdered white bark of the Arjuna tree has similar effects.
Ever wondered why your sweetheart calls you “Honey”? Well, honey mixed with ginger and a little pepper is believed to stimulate sex hormones.
On the wedding night, the Indian bridegroom is traditionally given a glass of milk to which crushed almond and pepper has been mixed. This decoction is supposed to enhance sex. Other aphrodisiac decoctions from the Kama Sutra include fresh fennel juice with milk as well as adding honey, ghee, licorice, and sugar to milk.
The Indian Materia Medica recommends the use of Ashwagandha for increasing sexual vigor. Some other aphrodisiacs used in India include clove, raktachandana, garlic, Saindhava lavanum (Rock salt), Anantmul, asparagus, and Nux vomica (Kuchla).
You need to ensure that you speak to your doctor before you try any of the above. But if you’ve tried an ancient Indian aphrodisiac and it has worked for you, do let us know!