Turmeric For Sexual Health
Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) for thousands of years to treat various health conditions, and is well recognised as an aphrodisiac and mood enhancer.
Turmeric as an aphrodisiac even made its way into the great Indian Tome of lovemaking, the Kama Sutra. Its use as a sex tonic was also adopted by many other ancient cultures.
While turmeric contains many plant compounds, much of the credit for its health benefits goes to curcumin. Curcumin belongs to a group of plant compounds known as curcuminoids, and is the primary active compound in turmeric.
Turmeric combined with Ginger and Black Pepper is a powerful nutraceutical anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
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Lifestyle influences and stress are some of the greatest passion killers. Men, and in particular women, are reporting that the stresses of a day to day life are having a severe impact on their moods and desire for intimacy. Turmeric and Ginger are know as natural mood enhancers.
Turmeric has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine to treat depression for thousands of years. Recent studies confirm that curcumin seems to have a positive effect on a person’s psychological health. A 2011 study found that curcumin compared favourably to the anti-depressant drugs Tofranil (imipramine) and Prozac (fluoxetine). (Sanmukhani).
There’s also evidence that curcumin can boost the brain neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.
Turmeric and Healthy Blood Flow
Several studies suggest that curcumin can lead to improvements in many areas of heart health, circulation and therefore blood flow. A healthy a blood flow is essential for arousal in both men and women.
Curcumin helps increase nitric oxide production, reduce oxidative stress and decreases inflammation. In a study in 39 people, taking 2,000 mg of curcumin daily for 12 weeks, led to a 37% increase in forearm blood flow and a 36% increase in upper arm blood flow.
This is highly significant and even though those dosages are high, even moderate dosages of turmeric should increase blood flow that may have a positive effect on male and female arousal.
Turmeric and Testosterone
Testosterone levels are closely linked with men’s libido.
Recent studies have concluded that curcumin increases testosterone, a sex hormone essential to muscle development, sexual arousal and sperm production.
Not only can curcumin increase testosterone itself, but it may also block estrogen production. Ginger and black pepper are known to accelerate fat loss which is important as body fat can lock up testosterone. Shedding excess fat can actually help free up the testosterone you already have by simply assisting you to reduce your BMI.
Although the majority of studies on curcumin and testosterone have been on animals, one study suggests that dietary supplementation with turmeric or ginger rhizome was associated with the restoration of systolic blood pressure, sperm motility, and increased testosterone levels.
This implies that regular turmeric consumption has the potential to be a potent, natural libido booster for men.
Turmeric and Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is commonly experienced as a result of underlying inflammatory conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and heart conditions effecting circulation, blood pressure and blood flow. Turmeric is widely regarded as a powerful anti-inflammatory with numerous studies showing positive results in treating these conditions.
According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2018, a topical ointment made from curcumin helped treat erectile dysfunction. With regular application of the ointment, inflammation was reduced, blood flow to the groin increased and there was an improved dilation of the blood vessels. This endorses Ayurveda beliefs that oral consumption of turmeric leads to improving sexual performance.
As Turmeric has significant impact on inflammatory disease, mood, blood flow and testosterone it may significantly assist in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Turmeric for Prostate Health
Turmeric’s phytochemicals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties help support the body’s inflammatory response in respect of prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
India has a very low prostate cancer rate, which is thought to be related to their diet, which is rich in turmeric and other plant-based foods. When researchers at Rutgers injected turmeric and a phytonutrient from cruciferous vegetables into prostate cancer cells it reduced well-establish prostate cancer tumors. It's little wonder that turmeric and cruciferous vegetables are part of the best diet during cancer treatments.
OH! Latte Mix
Turmeric - Ginger - Black Pepper
Inflammatory disease shown to benefit from curcumin.
Allergies, alzheimer's, asthma, arthritis, bloating, blood pressure, circulation, chronic fatigue syndrome, colds and flu, crohn's disease, depression, digestive disorders, diabetes, epilepsy, erectile dysfunction, fibromyalgia, heart disease, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia, respiratory infections, sexual health, ulcerative colitis, worms and parasites, plus many others.
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