A relatively inexpensive spice used in making zesty curries can significantly boost male libido, according to Australian researchers. According to a trial by the Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine, men who took a twice daily extract of fenugreek saw significant improvements in their love life.
According to Wikipedia, fenugreek seeds contain compounds called saponins which are thought to stimulate production of male sex hormones including testosterone.
|The Daily Mail says that the new study looked at the effects of a fenugreek-based preparation on the libido of men aged 25 to 52 who took the extract twice a day for six weeks, while another group had a placebo pill. Within six weeks, measures of libido had increased by 25 per cent or more in the men who had the fenugreek extract, but stayed the same or decreased in the other men.
So add fenugreek to the short list of aphrodisiacs that has some credibility with the scientific community. The herb is also thought to increase milk production for lactating moms.