THE TEA LADY  ~  Romantic Herbs

February 12, 2018 | By More

Rose:

Roses are the right choice to express love. As a time honoured tradition the scent of rose is uplifting and calming and promoting sensuality with their beauty, their velvety texture and the scent! Roses in tea are exquisite and bring the taste of a herbal blend right to the heart of the matter

Oat straw:

Oat straw is nourishing and calming for the nerves allowing one to relax and let the amorous feelings flow. As well as increasing circulation and lubrication, oat straw tea is what susun weed calls “one of the world’s premier interest and performance enhancers – A quart a day frees up bound testosterone, sending sexual interest soaring”

Chocolate:

Who doesn’t revere the rich dark mysterious allure of chocolate? That is no coincidence that the the Mayans used cacao as an integral part of their society. They revered it’s restorative, mood-enhancing curative abilities. It was used in ceremonies, given as gifts and represented an important aspect of Mayan Mythology. The ancient earth goddess “Ixcacao” was a fertility goddess in this matriarchal society.

Dark chocolate and cocoa are particularly high in these compounds called flavanols, which are also found in red wine and tea. These flavanols are key to heart health, and their promotion of heart health has really grabbed researchers’ attention. If you eat raw cacao, you are also getting a concentrated source of anti-oxidants, magnesium, chromium and vitamin C. Due to a chemical present called Theobromine, chocolate consumption causes your brain to release the pleasure chemical dopamine, which could put you in the mood for love.

“Chocolate is a divine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, the vital seed, divine nectar, the drink of the gods, panacea and universal medicine.” –

— Geronimo Piperni, quoted by Antonio Lavedán, Spanish army surgeon,1796

Ginseng:

Ginseng is a popular choice for men in particular who are wanting to enhance libido and sexual performance as studies have found “ginsenosides” to directly facilitate penile erection. But did you know that there is also an estrogenic effect of ginseng? Because of ginsengs adaptogenic support of the adrenal gland it can affect certain hormones directly and indirectly for men and for women. Put simply, the users of ginseng report increased energy which is always a good thing for lovers.

Damiana:

Damiana, a small aromatic bush from Texas and Northern Mexico is used to flavour a liquer, and is found in Mexican teas, desserts and candies. It’s an ancient aphrodisiac that has many modern studies to back up it’s efficacy. For one example, Researches at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in Italy, studied how Damiana works and found indicators that it reduces sexual impotence and enhances performance. Damiana is a very effective hormone balancer for women and also a dream herb….increasing dreaminess can be romantic.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is warming and sweet by the nature of it’s intense flavour alone! But eating cinnamon does increase temperature, increase circulation, has anti-inflammatory effects and helps to balance blood sugar. Not to mention the Stimulating affect of cinnamon. All of this makes it just the thing to “spice up” your love life.

Honeysuckle

The name of this plant itself just makes one think of romance doesn’t it? But how romantic is a plant that blooms and emits an intoxicating aroma after the sun goes down. Right? In fact it’s the scent of honeysuckle alone alleviating mental and physical stress, leaving you feeling mentally calm and tranquil. The medicinal benefits of taking it internally aren’t at all related to romance.

Basil

Young girls in Italy wore basil sprigs as a sign of availability and Folklore dictates that if a man accepts a basil plant from a woman they will fall in love. While basil is steeped in Lore, and love attracting spells often include it, basil’s leaves actually contain a variety of libido-lifting nutrients. It is considered a good source of Vitamin A. It also provides beta carotene, magnesium, potassium and C. Pesto, anyone?

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