Yohimbe is an herb found in Africa and India that for centuries has been thought to possess aphrodisiac qualities.
It works by stimulating nerve centers in the spine, thereby improving the capacity for erection without increasing sexual excitement. Unfortunately, there are side effects to taking this herb, which include anxiety, weakness, overstimulation, paralysis, and hallucinations.
If you looked hard enough, you could find an authority for almost any folk belief about the stimulating properties of a substance.
It gives you a one-two punch: It bumps up your heart rate and uses various muscles. You may even want to clear your schedule to make time for it on a regular basis.Going for the gusto may help ward off prostate cancer.Men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer during one study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Eating capsaicin can cause a physiological response -- increased heart rate and metabolism, sometimes even sweating -- that is quite similar to the physical reactions experienced during sex. Some say ginseng is an aphrodisiac because it actually looks like the human body.(The word ginseng even means "man root.") Studies have reported sexual response in animals who have been given ginseng, but there is no evidence to date of ginseng having any effect on humans.Men and women have sought aphrodisiacs, agents that arouse or increase sexual response or desire, since the beginning of time.