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Aphrodisiacs which are named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty it seems have been sought after since beginning of time to enhance or stimulate sexual desire In this quest for sexual betterment nearly everything has been given this quality from plant extracts to ground testicles of animals Low sex drive is rather common it effects twenty percent of the population at one time or another About sixty percent of these sufferers are menopausal women and men holding stressful job positions Most nutritionists and health experts agree that a well balanced diet along with stress relief is the only true over the counter aphrodisiac Many cultures derived an aphrodisiac fro what seems logical sources Coming back to the origin of the word aphrodisiac Aphrodite was believed to come form the sea and so many Ginseng which actually means man root the root perhaps draws its so-called powers from its similarity to the human anatomy It has been used as a stimulant through out Asia it is said to have similar stimulation to caffeine Many other aphrodisiacs have been deduced to have aphrodisiacal powers because of resemblance to human sex organs such as oysters and rhinoceros root Rhinoceros root resemblance to a penis gave it supposed powers of increasing sexual desire Spices which fasten the pace of the heart and induce sweating similar to physical change that occur during sex are thought to have aphrodisiacal powers Another explanation of the origin of aphrodisiac is that most contain traces of nutrients During the time that these substances were discovered nutrition was lacking and so by consuming these assumed aphrodisiacs an overall bettering the health of the consumer increased the sex drive and not the aphrodisiac directly But would these ancient aphrodisiacs work now Food is no longer scarce tis the modern world and people get the nutrients they nee there for the traces of nutrients in the herbs would have no effect on
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