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Aphrodisia: Homemade Potions to Make Love More Likely, More Pleasurable, and More Possible

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Publisher Comments:

Ever since the invention of sex, doctors, medicine men, witch doctors, shamans, druggists, chemists, and ordinary people have concocted cures, potions, extracts, tinctures, and creative preparations and compounds of every variety to make sex either more likely, more pleasurable,  or just more possible. Aphrodisia doesnt rely on magic or mysticism or an advanced degree—just artful combinations of time-honored natural ingredients that together get the mojo flowing.

Synopsis:

A book of make-your-own aphrodisiacs with ingredients and recipes to create a variety of love-enhancing elixirs, tinctures, oils, and edibles, all illustrated with original photography by authors.

Synopsis:

 A loving collection of  ingredients and recipes for creating tried-and-true aphrodisiacs at home
 
Who needs a prescription when you can mix your own?

Aphrodisia is filled with simple make-your-own recipes, lists of commonly available ingredients, history, lore, and the science behind the worlds most celebrated aphrodisiacs-all beautifully illustrated.

About the Author

Julie Bruton-Seal has a biology degree from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., trained as a herbalist with Christopher Hobbs, renowned California herbalist, is a Council member of the Association of Master Herbalists and editor of its quarterly magazine, Natures Path. She is co-author of Backyard Medicine. Matthew Seal has worked in the UK and South Africa as an in-house and freelance editor and writer for books, magazines and newspapers.

Table of Contents

Ashwaganda Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng, Winter cherry

Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum, True cardamom

Chili pepper Capsicum sp.

Chocolate Theobroma cacao

Cnidium Cnidium monnier She chuang zi

Cola nut Cola nitida, Kola nut

Damiana Turnera diffusa

Epimedium Horny goat weed, Yin yang huo

Ginger Zingiber officinale, Root ginger

Ginseng: Panax ginseng, Asian or Korean ginseng; Eleutherococcus senticosus, Eleuthero or Siberian ginseng; Panax quinquefolia, American ginseng

Jasmine Jasminum officinale

Maca Lepidium meyenii

Mango Mangifera indica, Indian mango

Mucuna pruriens Velvet bean, Cowage, Nescafé

Muira puama Potency wood, Ptychopetalum olacoides

Nettle  Urtica dioica

Orange Citrus sp.

Rose Rosa sp.

Schisandra Schisandra chinensis

Shatavari Asparagus racemosus

Tribulus terrestris Puncturevine, Caltrop

Vanilla Vanilla sp.

Ylang-ylang Cananga odorata

Yohimbe Pausinystalia yohimbe

 

 

Other aphrodisiacs [short descriptions only; non-plant sources underlined here]

 

Acorus calamus Sweet flag, Calamus

Agnus castus Vitex, Chaste tree, Monks pepper

Allium tuberosum Garlic chives

Anaphrodisiacs

Angelica shkiokiana Japanese angelica, Shi shi dang gui

Animal parts

Areca nut Areca catechu

Artichoke Cynara cardunculus

Asparagus Asparagus officinalis

Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus/propinquus Milk vetch, Huang qi

Ayahuasca Banisteriopsis caapi, Caapi, Yage

 

Ba ji tian Morinda officinalis Morinda

Bacopa Bacopa monnieri, Brahmi, Water hyssop

Black cohosh Cimifuga racemosa, Actaea racemosa, Black snakeroot

Butea Butea superba, Red kwao krua

 

Cantharides Spanish fly, Lytta vesicatoria

Casuarina equisetifolia She oak, ironwood

Catuaba Erythroxylum vaccinifolium, Trichilia catigua

Cistanche Cistanche deserticola, Rou cong rong

Clavo huasca Tynanthus panurensis, Clove vine

Coco de mer Lodoicea maldivica

Cordyceps Cordyceps sinensis, Caterpillar fungus, Dong chong xia cao

Curculigo orchioides Common curciligo, Golden eye-grass, Xian mao

Cuscuta Cuscuta epithymum Dodder, Tu si zi

Cynomorium songaricum Suoyang, Yang locker

 

Deer antler velvet Lu rong

DHEA 5-Dehydroepiandrosterone

Dong quai Angelica sinensis, Female ginseng

 

Eurycoma longifolia Tongkat ali, Pasak bumi, Eurycoma

 

Ferula Ferula hermonis, Zallouh, Lebanese viagra

Figs Ficus carica

 

Galangal Alpinia galanga, Blue ginger, Kaempferia

Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba, Yin xing

Gotu kola Centella asiatica/Hydrocotyle asiatica, Brahmi, Chi hsueh tsao

Guarana Paullinia cupana

 

Honey (bee pollen, royal jelly)

 

Iboga Tabernanthe iboga

 

Jequirity Abrus precatorius Crabs eye, Ratti, Xiang si dou (‘mutual love bean)

Jujube Ziziphus ziziphus, Red date, Chinese date [or Z. mauritiana, Indian jujube]

 

Kava kava Piper mephysticum

 

L-Arginine, L-Histadine, L-Tyrosine

Lycium Lycium chinensis

 

Niacin (B3 + other B vitamins)

Nutmeg Myristica fragrans

 

Oats Avena sativa

 

Palmarosa Cymbopogon martinii, Indian geranium, Rosha

Passionfruit Passiflora edulis, Granadilla

Patchouli Pogostemon cablin

Pine nuts Pinus sp.

Pepper Piper nigrum Black pepper

Polygonum multiflorum Fo ti, He shou wu, Chinese knotweed

Pomegranate Punica granatum

Prickly ash Xanthoxylum fraxineum

Pumpkin Cucurbita maxima, Winter squash

Pygeum Pygeum africanum

 

Quebracho Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco

 

Rhodiola Rhodiola rosea, Golden root, Rose root

 

Saffron Crocus sativus

Sandalwood Santalum album

Sarsaparilla Smilax officinalis

Saw palmetto Serenoa repens

Sida cordifolia Indian country mallow, Bala

Skirret Sium sisarum, Crummock

 

Truffles (+ oyster mushrooms?)

 

Vetiver, Chrysopogon zizanioides

Viagra

 

Wild yam Dioscorea villosa

Zinc oxide

 

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762779871
Subtitle:
Homemade Potions to Make Love More Likely, More Pleasurable, and More Possible
Author:
Bruton Seal, Julie
Author:
Bruton-seal, Julie
Author:
Seal, Matthew
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120110
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 4/c photos
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
6.5 x 5.5 in

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A book of make-your-own aphrodisiacs with ingredients and recipes to create a variety of love-enhancing elixirs, tinctures, oils, and edibles, all illustrated with original photography by authors.
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 A loving collection of  ingredients and recipes for creating tried-and-true aphrodisiacs at home
 
Who needs a prescription when you can mix your own?

Aphrodisia is filled with simple make-your-own recipes, lists of commonly available ingredients, history, lore, and the science behind the worlds most celebrated aphrodisiacs-all beautifully illustrated.

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