Aphrodite was the Greek Goddess of Love. She was the 'Venus' of the Romans.
Aphrodisiac was given its name through the love of Aphrodite. Aphrodisiacs are sought because of believing that they could enhance the greatest
earthly pleasure that they have been given: Sex.
Stories from past history have told us of various strange sources in which people found plants, spices, animal parts, potions, spells and foods to contain
- Sensual Love
- Exciting venereal desire
- A substance used to increase sexual desire.
- Drug or food that arouses sexual pleasure
Man is lead by the hair of a drive that is stronger than he is.
The aphrodisiac's purpose is to enhance sexual urges & desire, (libido) and the sexual drive. They have been used for thousands of years... any chance the
whole idea could be just the imagination? I think not. Many drugs are plant based. Nature is always full of surprises, and will always outlive any man-made
substance. Without plants many man-made drugs would have never been imagined alone.
Many plants and herbshave been found to be toxic, similar to marijuana, ecstasy, and cocaine. Many aphrodisiacs have strong psychedelic effects, and are
used in magic rituals to establish contacts with gods, spirits, ancestors, past and future, during shamanic healing sessions, for prophecy, love potion, love spells
and to heal many diseases.
Controversies have voiced their opinions: the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), medical doctors, health experts among others.
Some doctor's say that no such thing exists, that the only thing you need is a good diet and exercise..It's possible that these doctors have never personally
experimented with nature.
Some say Aphrodisiacs do not work, as others disagree. But, what about Love Potions?
Trial and error though, has given us the biggest clues to those substances that may truly affect certain parts of the human anatomy. Those managed by the
American Indians, South American tribes, and people from the Orient to name a few.
It's hard to believe that the answer simply lies as a 'they don't work' or 'they do work.' If a substance has been used over and over, and has been
repetitiously experimented with, there should be some questions baring curiosity maybe it's worth looking in to. It's true that some things affect men,
while others directly affect women. But if we aim to remain open to all possibilities, maybe then we could discover the right recipe for ourselves personally.
Many herbs are eagerly consumed as love potion, love spell, Increase energy or anti aging, no matter how unappetizing or bizarre!
Aphrodisiac food Recipes
These aphrodisiac dishes are nutritious, low-fat and easy to prepare.
1 pint shucked oysters
1 cup finely chopped onion or sliced leek
2 tsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 cup skim milk
1 cup half and half
1 T fresh parsley
1/4 tsp white pepper
In a large saucepan, cook onion or leek in butter until tender. Stir in oysters and salt. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes,
until oysters curl around the edges. Stir in milk, cream, parsley and pepper. Heat through. Serves 4 to 6.
Important: Oysters have many amino acids and it's an excellent food to level our body requirements which results in feeling more vitalized.
Acorn Squash with Apricot Glaze
2 medium acorn squash
1 medium apple, sliced
2 medium apricots, sliced. Or, 1 peach, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup apricot nectar
2 T honey
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 T butter
Halve squash and discard seeds. Place squash in a baking dish with about one-quarter inch of water. Bake at 350 degrees until tender
(usually 30 to 45 minutes). Or, microwave for 12 minutes until tender. In a small bowl, combine apple, apricots, nectar, honey and nutmeg.
Turn squash over and spoon mixture into the cavities. Cook until hot. Garnish with nutmeg. Serves 4.
1 to 1 and 1/2 lbs fresh asparagus
2 tsp olive oil or butter
2 T snipped fresh chervil or 2 tsp tarragon
A dash of course salt
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Cut woody bases from asparagus. Combine oil and 1 T chervil or 1 tsp tarragon.
Drizzle over asparagus. Toss to coat. Roast 4 to 6 minutes in greased baking pan until tender.
To serve, place upright in a jar. Sprinkle with remaining chervil. Makes 6 servings.
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