Yes, libido can be increased by ingesting the right herbs. For both men and women, a few herbs have been proven to increase desire and arousal, and to act as aphrodisiacs. Yohimbe, Tongat Ali, Epimedium, Catuba, Muira Puama, and Maca are all known to increase libido, and are commonly marketed as natural alternatives to Viagra. In men these herbs can sometimes help with premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. In women they can help with poor arousal response and sometimes with difficulty reaching orgasm.
These herbs have been widely studied internationally and there is ample evidence that they have some effect in increasing libido.
However, there is a potential downside of using herbs to increase libido or to deal with other sexual dysfunctions. Though these herbal solutions are natural, they have side effects just like pharmaceutical drugs. The main potential problem comes from the fact that all these herbs, except for Maca, are central nervous system stimulants.
In other words, while they may work to increase libido, they can make you wired, just like too much coffee. Anyone using these herbs should exercise caution, especially if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, anxiety and panic attacks, or bipolar disease. Many people who are considering the use of these herbs to increase libido or overcome some other sexual dysfunction may well have these medical problems.
A Safe, Natural Alternative to Increase Libido
Fortunately, there is another natural alternative for treating low libido and many related sexual dysfunctions, and it is completely safe. Hypnosis has a long track record of success in treating low libido, poor arousal states, inability to reach orgasm, and even premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Since there are no side effects, hypnosis can be used successfully along with herbal treatments or even with prescription medications such as Viagra.