Your sex drive is tied to physical, psychological, and emotional factors. If you’re looking to boost your sex drive, there are natural ways to influence all of these factors. A healthy diet can be easily supplemented with some natural aphrodisiacs, like figs and dark chocolate, as well as a variety of herbal supplements. Staying active and managing stress will help control the psychological factors that can lead to a loss of sex drive. Finally, if you’re in a relationship, communicating openly with your partner can also reduce the problem.
Start taking yohimbe to improve sexual performance. This herb (also marketed as yohimbine) is an FDA-approved supplement that has been called the "herbal Viagra." It can increase sexual performance and drive by stimulating blood flow to improve erectile function, and by boosting your stamina. Look for yohimbe at a health store.
Take Safed musli for a testosterone-like effect. Safed musli is an herb traditionally used to treat sexual problems. Studies have shown that it has a tesosterone-like effect in rats, increasing their sexual performance and activity rate. You should be able to find safe musli supplements online or at many health stores.
Use ginseng to improve blood flow. Ginseng is another herb that has traditionally been used to treat sexual problems. Studies of its effects in animals suggest that there may be some truth to these traditional recommendations. Ginseng contains antioxidants and can improve cardiovascular (heart) function. This effect can increase blood flow and erectile function, stimulating your sex drive overall.
Take a saffron supplement to potentially improve erectile function. Saffron has long been used as a natural way to treat erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. Studies show that saffron may be effective in rats, but it is not clear that it has these effects in humans. Look for saffron wherever herbal supplements are sold. Try the daily dose (generally 30mg, divided in two) recommended by the supplement's instructions, and see if it helps improve your sexual performance or drive.