Kratom and Natural Aphrodisiac Herbs
Natural aphrodisiac herbs and botanicals have been prized since ancient times, with each culture seeking out locally-available plants and developing preparations that would enhance their libido, increase their overall sexual prowess, and even enhance fertility. As a result, modern humans now have knowledge of a fairly comprehensive list of aphrodisiac herbs and plants. While kratom is not known for having particularly potent properties as an aphrodisiac, there are a number of other plants and herbs that are known to be quite effective, such as muira pauma and blue lotus flower.
Are There Any Truly Aphrodisiac Kratom Strains?
Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) comes in many different varieties, including green vein, red vein, and white vein, with the “vein” color being a reference to the color of the plant’s leaf veins and stem color. Additionally, there are numerous kratom strains within each variety grouping. The differences amongst these strains are a result of alkaloids and other active compounds within the plant. These alkaloids are present at varying concentrations and quantities, resulting in different effects being associated with each kratom strain and variety.
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While there is no truly aphrodisiac kratom strain currently available, there are a number of varieties that could potentially create similar effects. For instance, if an individual’s sexual performance is inhibited by stress or nervousness, then a red vein kratom may be a good choice, whereas someone who lacks energy and stamina may do well with a green vein kratom variety. So in this way, kratom can have properties that are desirable amongst individuals who are seeking a natural aphrodisiac. Click here to view Kratora’s selection of kratom.
What Are Some of the Best Natural Aphrodisiac Herbs and Botanicals?
As with every herb and botanical, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, as each person has a unique chemistry and preferences. As you seek out a natural aphrodisiac, it’s important to give some thought to your personal situation and precisely why you’re motivated to seek a boost in this regard. Is a lack of endurance, energy, and stamina your main issue? Are you experiencing feelings of nervousness and performance anxiety? Or do you have a general lack of desire and libido? Some individual may face all three of these issues, while others may be dealing with a combination of just two. Others may face a very pronounced challenge in just one area. Whatever the case, your unique situation will be a major determining factor as you select the natural aphrodisiac herb and botanical that’s right for you. Here is a look at some of the natural aphrodisiac plants that we carry here at Kratora.
- Muira puama – Muira puama is also known by other, more descriptive names, such as “erection root” and “potency wood.” Muira puama (ptychopetalum olacoides) is a plant that grows in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest region, reaching heights of up to 50 feet. Native Amazonian tribes and other native cultures in South America favored muira puama bark as a natural aphrodisiac herb. They said it would relieve discomfort, improve mood, and boost energy levels. This plant’s bark contains many different compounds, including muirapuamine, essential oils, antioxidants, and fatty acids. The traditional preparation for muira puama involves soaking it overnight with catuaba bark, which is also regarded as a natural aphrodisiac. At Kratora, we carry a premium 4:1 muira puama extract, derived from the tree bark.
- Blue Lotus Flower – Blue lotus flower (nymphaea caerulea)—also called Egyptian lotus, Egyptian water lily, or simply blue water lily—is a plant that has been prized as an aphrodisiac since ancient times. The lily continues to grow in the Nile River, and thousands of years ago, it was also found in Central and South America, where the Mayan civilization used the plant. Ancient Egyptians were said to use the flower to relieve discomfort and promote sexuality. It was even said to have mystical psychoactive properties, which led to the flower being prominently featured in many pieces of ancient Egyptian artwork. Currently, Kratora carries blue lotus flower in three forms: dried whole flowers, powder derived from dried flowers, and a 50:1 blue lotus extract.
When purchasing extracts, such as Kratora’s muira puama 4:1 extract, 50:1 blue lotus extract, or one of our kratom extracts, it’s important to remember that the potency is not necessarily four or fifty times greater than what’s found in the un-processed plant. The extract number refers to the degree of concentration, but this does not carry a linear relationship to potency. For instance, a 10x extract is made by processing ten parts down into one part (i.e. 100 gallons might be boiled down to 10 gallons.) But this 10x extract would not necessarily carry 10x the potency of its unprocessed counterpart. In fact, this is rarely the case because some potency is lost during the extraction process. Understanding this point is key when shopping botanical extracts, whether you’re searching for aphrodisiac herbs or another type of plant-based product.
Kratora’s team routinely travels the globe, searching out and sourcing some of the highest quality botanicals, ranging from the most sought-after kratom strains, to plants like muira puama and blue lotus flower. In fact, if there’s a natural aphrodisiac herb or botanical that you’d like to see added to Kratora’s offerings, then we invite you to contact us with your recommendation. Scroll to the top of the page to browse our selection, filtering by region, by effects, and by product type.