Nadine Schütz


Plants with aphrodisiac characteristics are used to increase sexual desire, performance and pleasure. The so-called aphrodisiacs are named after the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite and have been used for thousands of years in Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Roman, and Greek cultures. Recently the interest in plant-based aphrodisiacs has undergone a Renaissance due to their lack of side effects, ready availability and relatively low costs. While some studies have demonstrated the positive effect of aphrodisiac plants on sexual enhancement, the underlying mechanisms in our body are still to be discovered.