8 Herbs for Boosting Libido - Maca, Damiana, And More

8 Herbs for Boosting Libido - Maca, Damiana, And More

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Here at Flyest, I am the founder and herbalist in charge. I see herbs as an expression of love from God. Totally sentimental…I know but it’s true. I believe they’re here for each of us and we're here for them in some ways. But I say all that to say that I really feel that a lot of what we need is here, provided by nature. Many probably reach for herbs for cold and flu, general health and wellness, high blood pressure, etc., but did you know that you can use herbs to improve your sex life and boost your libido?

First things first, though I absolutely love herbs, I'm not the herbalist that will tell you to avoid conventional medications, like prescribed meds or even over-the-counter medications. Herbal medicine and conventional medicine can work together and using both doesn't make you less healthy, less conscious or anything else. 

In today's blog, I’m talking about 8 herbs can use for your sex life. I’m not a doctor. I make no claims to be! You should always talk to your doctor before you begin any herbal regimen. Some herbs don’t mix well with prescribed medications, you and your doctor can work together to find out what works for you. You should always share any supplements you’re taking with your doctor. Every body is different and herbs/supplements aren’t researched, tested or surveyed like FDA regulated and/or prescribed medications. 

Today I'll be discussing the medicinal benefits of: Maca, Gingko biloba, Ginseng, Fenugreek, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Damiana and Oatstraw. Lets get into it.


Maca is a member of the brassicaceae family, along with cabbage and broccoli. We use the root is used to make herbal medicine. Many people get the powder and put it in smoothies, but you can also purchase pills to take Maca root by mouth. 

In South America, Andean shepherds ate Maca root and gave it to their livestock. Once those shepherds noticed that their herds were healthier and saw an increase in fertility, the herb started to gain a reputation as a go-to remedy for fertility problems. 

Later, the Incas cultivated Maca root, using it to make a porridge to increase energy, lift mood, treat menstrual problems and enhance sex.  

It's no wonder that Maca is still a well-known libido boosting herb today.


Gingko belongs to its own family and we use the leaves to make herbal medicine. Traditionally, Gingko has been used to help patients manage Alzheimer's, recover from stroke, and more. Ayurvedic healers consider Ginkgo essential for a long life. It's full of antioxidants that help prevent and revise the cell image at the root of many degenerative conditions.

Specifically, studies have shown that Ginkgo can relieve erectile dysfunction (ED) caused by narrowed arteries in the penis, which impairs penile blood flow. And it has been used to help those using prescribed antidepressants overcome sexual problems, like ED, vaginal dryness, inability to orgasm, and loss of libido.


Ginseng is an adaptogenic root that we used to make herbal medicine. Ginseng has been used to increase energy, improve athletic performance, improve cognitive function, and just for general well-being. Research has shown that consistent use can fight fatigue. If your sexual problems result from fatigue or exhaustion, Ginseng might be effective for you. 


Fenugreek is a member of the legume family, alongside beans and peas. The seeds, which we use to make herbal medicine, contain compounds that are similar to estrogen, the female sex hormone.


This herb, also called Indian ginseng, is in the same plant family as tomatoes, potatoes, and bell peppers. Ashwagandha can help ease stress, which is what adaptogenic herbs do really well! This is a key component to a healthy sex life, friends. Researchers in India showed that taking Ashwagandha improved sperm motility and gave males higher sperm counts. 


    Another adaptogen, Shatavari, which loosely translates to “who possesses a hundred husbands” or “who is acceptable to many," contains phytoestrogens that can change the estrogen levels in your body. As a result, Shatavari has been used to increase milk production, treat polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and other menopausal symptoms. If you've noticed a lower libido and can relate it to your menopausal symptoms (take a trip to your doctor to be sure!), you might find that an adaptogenic root like Shatavari effective.

    #7: DAMIANA

    We use the leaf and stem of Damiana to make herbal medicine. Unlike the other herbs on this list, Damiana is specifically known for its ability to affect the nervous system. If you're dealing with sexual problems that prevent satisfaction during sexual activity or your libido has decreased significantly, you might find that Damiana is an effective aphrodisiac. However, the herb has also been used to help users manage their menopausal symptoms and PMS. 

    #8: OATSTRAW

    Oatstraw is known for a variety of reasons, many lactating mothers should know all about it! Avena sativa (the scientific name for Oatstraw) is the plant that gives us oat meal. I've also heard that the phrase "sow your wild oats" comes from the effectiveness of oatstraw. The herb may improve blood flow and brain function as well as relieve stress and anxiety, helping to lift your mood. If a lack of vulnerability is affecting your sex life, Oatstraw might be a suitable recommendation for you. 

    Remember to always talk to your doctor before you begin your herbal regimen. 

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