Ginseng and Your Sex Life
2020-06-25 23:36:25 |
Ginseng makes your entire body healthier and provides you with a significantly greater capacity for the activity of any kind, including sex. @Shutterstock
Is ginseng a sexual placebo, or does it have real effects on the body?
The answer is found in the chemical makeup of ginseng. Because of the ginsenosides, vitamins, and trace minerals in ginseng, we now know that it has a wide range of generalized tonic effects on the body. As an adaptogen, ginseng balance the entire body, normalizing the functioning of many bodily systems. If your body is suffering from high blood pressure, it lowers it; if you have low blood sugar, ginseng helps to raise it. In this way, ginseng makes your entire body healthier and provides you with a significantly greater capacity for the activity of any kind, including sex.
Ginseng can be considered a true aphrodisiac because its chemical makeup has measurable positive effects on the body’s endocrine system. Through its actions in boosting the adrenal glands, ginseng directly reinforces the production of your body’s sexual hormones elaborated in that gland: testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. Because your adrenals are less taxed, your body is able to maintain a better balance in the production of hormones and to make them continually. In this sense, the correlation between ginseng and sexual prowess is quite direct.
Although no formal human studies have focused on ginseng and sex, a broad range of animal experiments have confirmed these beneficial effects on sexual function. In several different tests conducted by many different researchers, ginseng speeded up the sexual maturity of mice and rabbits, increased semen production in bulls, reduced the number of sterile females among mink, and increased the blood levels of prolactin, a hormone that stimulates the production of progesterone in the ovaries. In other experiments, the weight of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles increased among male mice when they were given ginseng, and female mice that were given ginseng had an increase in the length of periods of sexual activity.
Taken together, the nonspecific effects of ginseng on the body as a whole and the specific effects on the endocrine systems go far to justify that ginseng is truly an aphrodisiac. By making your body healthier in general, ginseng can enhance your entire sexual functioning. It makes you feel better, increases your desire, heightens your ability to get aroused, and improves your performance by giving you and your partner stamina and endurance. Meanwhile, by directly affecting your endocrine system, ginseng also helps to regulate one of the most critical systems in the body, giving you a healthier libido via regulation of testosterone and better mood via regulation of estrogen.
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