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Is Chocolate an Aphrodisiac?

Some doctors at the New York State Psychiatric Institute first kicked around the idea of chocolate as an aphrodisiac in the early 1980s. Donald F. Klein and Michael R. Liebowitz suggested that when someone’s in love, his or her brain produces a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA acts a lot like amphetamines in the brain, triggering a […]

Epimedium – Horny Goat Weed

Epimedium (Horny goat weed, epimedii herba,) is found in a group of flowering plants used in Turkish folk medicine. Its intended use was to treat medical conditions and improve sexual desire, sexual pleasure, and/or sexual behavior. The chemical structure of horny goat weed consists of icariin, a flavanol glycoside. Icariin has been shown to improve […]