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Want to turn the heat up a little more this Valentine’s Day? What better way than with natural foods to enhance your libido. 

We’ve rounded up several aphrodisiacs to put you in the mood.

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These aphrodisiacs are science-backed.


Maca is a sweet root vegetable with multiple health benefits. It’s nicknamed “the Peruvian Viagra” and grows mainly in the mountains of central Peru. In South America it is commonly used to boost fertility. 

Red Ginseng

Popular herb in Chinese medicine and is commonly used to treat a variety of ailments in both men and women. Low libido and sexual function are among them.

Pistachio Nuts

People have been eating pistachio nuts since the beginning of time! They have wonderful nutritional value. They are rich in healthy fats, protein and fiber. 


This spice is native to Southwest Asia and is one of the most expensive spices. It’s often used to enhance mood. 

Pumpkin Seeds

These are high in zinc, which has been known to increase fertility and sex drive. 


Here are a few more well-known aphrodisiacs that are not backed by science but are more commonly thought of. 

  • Chocolate
  • Oysters
  • Honey
  • Hot Chilies
  • Alcohol

The fun thing about aphrodisiacs is that scent is powerful. Fragrance has a power to channel desire. Certain notes in fragrances can trigger a biochemical response. 

Here are the top scents that turn women on.

  • Vanilla
  • Peppermint
  • Sandalwood
  • Lavender
  • Cinnamon
  • Rose
  • Jasmine
  • Ambrette
  • Peony

Which ones are you going to try? Leave a comment below!


Feature image via New York Post

Emma started her journey after graduating from Fashion Marketing and then Public Relations. After working for a few fashion companies, Emma met Katherine in 2018 after collaborating with her. Emma is now the COO and manages the day-to-day operations and marketing communications of KGMTL and Girls Living Well. Emma is a handbag feen and avid reader.

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