Maca and Safed Musli Benefits for Increased Sexual Power

Sexual dysfunction is a prevalent issue faced by both men and women. It is the inability to maintain sexual desire and/or perform sexual acts. Sexual dysfunction can be caused by a plethora of reasons ranging from consumption of certain antibiotics, heart disease, hormonal imbalances, psychological issues like anxiety and depression, etc. There are a variety of treatments available in the market today to counteract sexual disorders and enhance sexual desire in the form of manufactured pills, tonics, Viagra, etc. However, nature’s bounty offers safer alternatives to these chemically engineered products. There are several herbs and plants which have natural sexual enhancing powers. Two such herbs are Maca and Safed Musli.

How Maca Root Helps Increase Sexual Prowess

Maca, also known as Peruvian ginseng, is an edible herbaceous biennial plant belonging to the family Brassicaceae that is native to South America. The roots of this plant have been used for centuries as a natural aid to enhance sexual power and satisfaction. It is known to boost fertility and sex drive in both men and women. Maca root has even been shown to increase sperm count in men while simultaneously increasing sexual desire. 

Below are some of the benefits of Maca root: 

  • It can improve mental health
  • It can soothe symptoms of menopause
  • It can enhance semen production
  • It can increase sexual desire
  • It can aid in hormone regulation

Now that you know about this power herb, you’re probably wondering how to ingest it. Maca root is mostly available in its powdered form in most markets. You can add a spoonful of this powder to your juices, smoothies, and even plain water to reap the benefits of this herb. 

Here is a simple recipe on how to consume Maca:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup any milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon Maca powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Sweetener of your choice 
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Method:

  1. Combine the ingredients in a saucepan.
  2.  Turn on the heat and slowly whisk the mixture, making sure that the spices are nicely dissolved. 
  3. Turn off the heat and pour the mixture into a cup and add sweetener of your choice.

How Safed Musli helps increase sexual prowess

Known for its immense health benefits, Safed Musli is a rare Indian herb. Scientifically known as Chlorophytum borivilianum, it is an herb with lanceolate leaves, from tropical wet forests in peninsular India. Its leaves are eaten as a leaf vegetable in some regions while the roots of the plant are made into a tonic. In Indian Ayurveda, it is a known adaptogenic and aphrodisiac and has been used for centuries to treat all kinds of ailments. It has been used for minimising stress, managing erectile dysfunction, treating impotence, reducing inflammation, boosting libido, and many more. 

Here are some more benefits of Safed Musli:

  • It is known to enhance strength
  • It can improve physical performance
  • It is known to rejuvenate the body
  • It is known to be an aid to counteract premature ejaculation

The health benefits associated with this herb lie in its rich nutritional profile.  It is a rich source of:

  • Proteins
  • Vitamins
  • Alkaloids
  • Steroids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Polysaccharides

It also contains stigmasterol and hecogenin, two active compounds that are known to have properties similar to the male hormone testosterone and which help in the formation of muscles in men respectively. 

Safed Musli is available in powdered root form which can be found in your local Indian market. This powder can be consumed in paste form when mixed with water or any other liquid of your choice or also in the form of churna or powder. Because of its sexual enhancing powers, Safed Musli has been dubbed ‘Indian Viagra’. 

Here is a simple recipe you can make with Safed Musli:

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon Safed Musli powder
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • Sweetener of your choice 

Method:

  1. Boil the milk.
  2. Mix the Safed Musli powder and the ghee in a cup
  3. Pour the milk into the cup, add sweetener of your choice and mix well
  4. Sprinkle with a pinch of black pepper

The Takeaway

Sexual dysfunction is a common issue affecting both men and women. As aforementioned, several issues ranging from psychological to physical disorders may be the underlying cause. The two herbs Maca root and Safed Musli are known to have a wide range of properties from antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which are known to help in improving sexual function and increase sexual power. 

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