The aphrodisiac history of ginger
Envelop yourself in the heat of this exotic, Eastern flavoring. Ginger has been used for centuries as a highly effective aid to digestion. But this flowering plant, which originated in the far East, is also a popular aphrodisiac, embraced by cultures around the world.
For example, ginger is used in India, mixed with eggs and honey, as a traditional treatment for impotence. And in traditional Eastern medicine it is beloved for its ability to improve circulation to hands, feet and, of course, throbbing loins. So…is it an aphrodisiac? I have heard rumor that, in the far reaches of the world, ginger is even applied topically to enliven men’s fading desires.
How ginger can increase your libido naturally?
What exactly is it about relative of turmeric that makes this aphrodisiac work? It turns out, this humble spice can improve blood flow and circulation naturally. Not only does this improve heart and vein health but it also impacts sexual performance and the ability to orgasm.
Other ways ginger can benefit your health and wellbeing
Not only is ginger good for improving your circulation and sexual desire but it’s loaded with antioxidants to help you feel and look your best. According to Healthline, its antioxidants have even been linked with improving brain function. And isn’t the best lover a creative lover?
And beyond simply getting your heart fluttering and your blood pumping, there are claims that the health benefits of ginger include invigorating the weary and curing queasy stomachs. Have you heard that it is supposed to promote the burn of unwanted body fat?
How to serve it
Now, this might seem like a lot of medicinal powers for one lowly seasoning. But one of its greatest proponents was “all knowing” Confucius. He supposedly added ginger to every meal. We love using this spicy root in our cooking, too. It can be used fresh, dried, powdered or even made into a juice. Sometimes, I even prefer adding it raw for extra bite. One of my favorite uses for ginger is this Turkey Congee with Cranberries.
Another renown proponent of of this mythical root, French legend Madame du Barry, made a practice of serving it to her lovers. Why? Because it was said to drive all, including her most famous lover, Louis XV, to a state of complete and utter submissiveness. Want to treat your lover to layers of this food of temptation? Try this recipe for Breakfast In Bed Triple Gingerbread. It uses three kinds of ginger to stimulate your every sense!
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