This amino acid may act as an aphrodisiac due to its ability to elevate nitric oxide levels and increase blood flow.
Since menopause can be a time of hormonal chaos for women, sexual dysfunction and low libido become even more prevalent. An excellent promoter of libido, one study showed that Asian Ginseng may increase sexual desire in women going through menopause.
Also be sure not to underestimate the power of diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management in your sexual health. Chronic overexercising, a nutrient-lacking diet, poor sleep quality, and poor stress management all contribute to sexual dysfunction. Work with a naturopath to make sure your lifestyle supports your sexual health.
If you have a female disorder like PCOS or endometriosis, healing sexual dysfunction will require a litany of small changes to your lifestyle. There is no one fix. It is best to see out the advice of a certified professional if you are struggling with sexual dysfunction and know that there is a path to better health.
Gingko Biloba Increases moisture retention in the upper layers of the skin, and soothes irritation. A natural anti-biotic and cleanser rich in bioflavinoids. The active ingredients of ginkgo leaf improves circulation and vasodilation. Ginkgo is also an antioxidant and is useful against free radicals, substances that damage cellular health and accelerate aging from both internal and environmental toxins. One of the best herbs for the circulatory system, it serves as a cardiac tonic by increasing the strength of the arterial walls. Gingko leaf is one of the best herbs available for promoting blood flow and oxygenation throughout the entire body.
Wild Yam – Rhizoma Dioscorea Villosae
Also called Mexican Wild Yam or Colic Root, this valuable plant has become very well known in the last few years for its remarkable abilities to stimulate and balance human hormone production. A woman’s sexual energy is dependent on this delicate balance. Wild Yam is now used in many hormone-balancing formulas for women. Wild Yam also contains diosgenin, a steroid-like substance that when used in small doses in its natural form as Wild Yam increases fertility.
Damiana Leaf – Folium Turneraceae
The most amazing use of this herb from the sub tropics is for individuals with chronic loss of sexual power. Damiana has a reputation as a powerful woman’s herb with it’s progesteronic action which was recently confirmed (Zava 1998), a powerful aphrodisiac with the properties to act through sympathetic nervous system stimulation, to tonify the central nervous system, urinary, reproductive, digestive and respiratory systems. Damiana is also useful in the treatment of Vaginal dryness.
Peppermint Leaf – Folium Menthae Piperitae
In addition to peppermint’s many other great health qualities , it is used as a delivery agent to help the absorption of other substances through cell membranes. Peppermint also has the ability to induce natural lubrication. Peppermint makes an ideal choice for invigorating the mind, for improving the mood and relaxing a tension-filled, anxiety-ridden nervous system.
This category provides the nutrients for healthy regeneration of tissue and additionally acts as powerful antioxidants to ensure maximum circulation throughout the body. These ingredients help to restore and maintain tissue integrity.
Coconut Oil and AloeVera
When it comes to sex and women, one of the biggest issues is proper and safe lubrication, to avoid problems… down there. It is a known fact for women that some lubricants can cause vaginal infections and lead to more serious health problems. However, Aloe Vera and Coconut oil based lube doesn’t cause problems and is actually good for your body.
Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil
Because hemp seeds are high in GLA, several studies have indicated that they may help reduce symptoms of menopause, too.
The exact process is unknown, but the GLA in hemp seeds may regulate the hormone imbalances and inflammation associated with menopause