Tea really is a magical elixir that can help in any situation! But I want to know…. is tea good for boosting libido?
We know that tea contains wonderful antioxidants that fight free radicals to keep us younger and healthier. Tea can help with feeling energized, feeling less stressed, it can help with digestion and can even help with troublesome allergies. BUT can tea help you get in the mood to groove? Can Britain’s favourite brew help? Here’s what I found out…
What is Libido?
Libido means sex drive or sexual desire, libido is sometimes referred to as lust, urge, passion, desire, the hots or mojo as it is in Austin Powers!
What Things Can Help Boost Libido?
Things that help boost libido include eating healthy by having lots of fruits and vegetables, exercising more regularly, reducing stresses, reducing alcohol intake, eating more dark chocolate and drinking more tea!
Eating an array of healthy foods helps our bodies get essential vitamins and nutrients, and some natural foods are known to be aphrodisiacs such as almonds, strawberries and oysters. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate is also known as an aphrodisiac. Chocolate releases serotonin which creates a mood boost which makes you feel good. Chocolate also contains theobromine. Theobromine is an energy and mood boosting stimulant. Hooray for chocolate !
If you love chocolate and you love tea, you may also love this Hot Chocolate Chai Recipe.
Reducing your alcohol intake can also have a positive effect on libido. Using tea in non alcoholic cocktails is a great replacement to alcohol. Tea has a certain astringency that can help create layers of flavour similar to that of alcohol but without the alcohol. I especially love making this Sparkling Orange Chai Mocktail alternatively this green tea recipe for a Skinny Matcha Mocktail is fabulous.
Can Tea Enhance Your Sexual Libido?
There are reports that tea can positively affect your sex drive. Tea contains properties that can boost mood and help you feel more energised, both of which can help enhance your sexual libido. Tea also contains antioxidants. Catechins, which are a type of antioxidant found in tea can help with sexual desire. Reports show that these catechins help with promoting healthy bloody flow and in turn helps healthy bloody flow to your private parts too.
Does Caffeine in Tea Help Boost Libido?
There are pros and cons to taking caffeine. Whilst caffeine can have a positive effect on the body, too much caffeine can have a negative effect on the body. Caffeine can help us feel more energised and alert, which is helpful for boosting libido. There are recent studies that suggest that men who drank certain amounts of caffeine per day were less likely yo have erectile dysfunction than those that didn’t take caffeine.
Can L-Theanine in Tea Help With Sexual Desire?
L-theanine is known as the happy tea compound. Whilst it cannot directly make you happy, l-theanine can aid in feeling less stressed by creating a sense of calmness whilst aiding in focus. This positive effect increases serotonin and dopamine levels. Both are important for a healthy sex drive.
How Tea Helps With Blood Flow
This is a genuine question asked on google “Does Tea Help an Erection or Does Tea Help you get an Erection?” This is a difficult question to answer as there isn’t much research on the subject matter. However, we do know that tea contains wonderful catechins. Catechins are antioxidants that can help keep our bodies healthy. These catechins in tea are known to help with blood flow around the body, including our erogenous zones. And a healthy blood flow is certainly important for getting down to it. However, tea also contains caffeine. Whilst there are pros and cons to taking caffeine, too much can cause effects such as the jitters, headache and nausea. All of which are not desirable when you are wanting to boost libido.
Is Matcha Green Tea Good for Boosting Libido?
Matcha green tea is a type of powered green tea that is traditionally grown, harvested and minimally processed in Japan. When matcha is produced, firstly the tea plant is shaded for around 4 weeks. This method increases chlorophyll and amino acids which helps make the leaves a much brighter green colour and contains higher amounts of antioxidants compared to that of regular green tea. These new shoots under the shade are hand harvested and slowly ground to create a fresh green matcha powder.
Matcha green tea has all the qualities of green tea but in more concentrated amounts. When a regular cup of tea is prepared, the leaves are infused and removed before serving. When matcha is prepared, the whole leaf is whisked into water and taken, therefore higher amounts of both antioxidants and caffeine are present in your cup of matcha tea.
Matcha green tea and regular green tea will have similar libido boosting benefits. However, matcha will contain more potent libido boosting benefits. Matcha does contain higher amounts of caffeine and so will need to be taken into consideration for those sensitive to caffeine.
If you love matcha recipes, you may also love this Matcha Green Tea and Rose Latte.
What Herbal Teas are Good for Libido?
Other herbal teas that are reported to benefit libido include; ginko, ginseng, fenugreek, saffron and horny goat weed. Maca powder is known to have amazing benefits and can be added to tea, tea lattes or to coffee.
If you love tea lattes, try adding a scoop of maca powder to this coconut chai latte recipe.
Is Mint Tea Good to Boost Sex Drive?
We all know that mint is great for fresh breath, which definitely helps with getting close! But, what can mint do for libido? Apparently mint (especially spearmint) can actually help lower libido. I recently read this article in which a woman took spearmint tea daily to reduce her overactive sex drive.
Does Saffron Tea Increase Sex Drive?
Saffron has been used for it’s medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It’s said that Cleopatra bathed in saffron for it’s anti aging and it’s aphrodisiac properties. Saffron contains lots of antioxidants that help rid the body of damaging free radicals, contains mood boosting properties and can also aid in the relief of pms!
The antioxidants in saffron are known as ‘crocin’, ‘picrocrocin’ and ‘safranal’. The compound crocin is known to help with increasing sexual desire and arousal. Picrocrocin is known to help the body become more sensitive to the touch.
Here’s how to make a cup of fresh saffron tea: Take 2-3 threads of saffron per one cup of freshly boiled water. Allow to infuse for 5-10 minutes before straining out using a fine mesh strainer. Add honey to taste. You can also add lots of wonderful ingredients to work in tandem with the saffron such as sliced strawberries or chopped figs.
What is Horny Goat Weed Tea?
Horny goat weed has been used for centuries to help both men and women in boosting their sex drive. Some reports show that horny goat weed may even aid in the relief of erectile dysfunction and heighten sexual sensitivity.
Horny goat weed actually gets it’s name from horny goats! Legend has it that a farmer took his goats up a mountain to feed on fresh vegetation and to his surprise his goats started to get horny from all the horny goat weed that they had been munching on, and that’s where the name come from, actual horny goats.
Here’s how to make a cup of horny goat weed tea: take fresh or dried leaves and remove the stem, chop, grind or shred the leaves. Take one teaspoon of the chopped leaf and infuse in one cup of freshly boiled water for 5-10 minutes before removing the leaves through a fine mesh strainer. Enjoy with or without sweetener, you can even add chopped strawberries and rose petals for extra romance.
So, is Tea Good for Boosting Libido, What’s the Verdict?
Is tea really good for boosting libido? Yes! Tea can really help with staying healthy, calming stresses, feeling more energised plus tea can promote healthy blood flow, all of which can help to boost libido and sexual desire. That’s a great reason to pop the kettle on ;)
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