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Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek)

Trigonella the Greek or buckwheat is an annual plant, the seeds of which are rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins and a wide range of minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and manganese. Hormonal function involves a complex set of interactions between the hormones estradiol and testosterone. Extensive reports in the literature support that the administration of Trigonella seed extract (foenum-graecum), leads to a significant increase in these hormones, as well as sexual desire and arousal in women of reproductive age.

Among others, Rao A et al, evaluated the effect of Trigonella seed extract on sex hormones and sexual function, in healthy women with normal menstruation, and low sexual drive compared to taking placebo for 2 months. There was a significant increase in free testosterone and estradiol in the active group as well as sexual desire and arousal compared to the placebo group. The results show that Trigonella foenum-graecum extract can be a useful treatment to increase sexual arousal and desire in women.

Damiana (Turnera Diffusa)

Damiana (Turnera diffusa or aphrodisiaca) is a shrub that naturally grows in Central and South America and the USA, and belongs to the Passifloraceae family. Since ancient times it has a reputation as an aphrodisiac herb with a clear invigorating effect on the central nervous and endocrine systems. Various studies in the scientific literature emphasize the aphrodisiac and rejuvenating characteristics of the plant, while contributing to the normal increase of sexual desire and satisfaction in women both before and during menopause.

At the same time it is reported to improve the microenvironment of the vagina, reducing vaginal dryness, increasing sexual desire, sexual intercourse and orgasm, and improving the sensation of the clitoris. In a double-blind, randomized supplementation study containing damiana compared to placebo, Thomas Y. et al investigated the role of supplementation in sexual function in women at different menopausal stages (PRE-, PERI- & POST-). After only a few weeks, the PRE women who took the supplement had a significant improvement in their level of sexual desire (72%, p=0.03) and satisfaction with their overall sex life (68%, p=0.007) compared to the placebo group. The frequency of sexual desire (60%, p=0.05) and the frequency of sexual intercourse (56% p=0.01) also increased among PRE women. Among women in the PERI group, significant improvements were reported for frequency of sexual intercourse (86%, p=0.002), sexual satisfaction (79%, p=0.03), and vaginal dryness (64%, p=0.03) compared to the placebo group.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha, also know as Indian ginseng, is a shrub that grows in India, whose roots have been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. It has antioxidant properties and among other things is considered to improved a variety of conditions, such as the general stimulation of the body (adaptogen – adaptogenic herb, i.e. protects the body from stress and helps it cope with its effects). Also, enhancing sexual ability, dealing with stress and depression and enhancing athletic endurance. In the scientific literature, various studies report the improvement in the parameters related to female sexual function such as arousal, natural vaginal lubrication, orgasm and satisfaction.

Among others, Dongre S et al, reported the following: Fifty (50) females were randomized to either: (i) a group receiving Ashwagandha (HCARE) root extract, or (ii) a group-receiving placebo (starch) for 8 weeks. Sexual function was assessed using two psychometric scales, the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS). At the same time, the number of total and successful sexual encounters was monitored and counted. The analysis showed that the treatment with Ashwagandha root extract (HCARE) leads to statistically significantly higher improvement in sexual function that placebo. Conclusions: The study showed that oral administration of Ashwagandha root extract (HCARE) treatment can improve sexual function in healthy women.
(This study is registered in the clinical trial register, with number CTRI / 2015/07/006045).

Agnus castus (Chasteberry)

Vitex agnus-castus. Vitex is a shrub especially widespread in the Greek countryside. It is most often used against the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual disorders, infertility, improvement of menopausal symptoms and improvement of sexual health. Various studies in the scientific literature refer to the beneficial effects of Vitex agnus-castus. Among them is a clinical study by Abbaspoor Z et al. (5) that refers to the aphrodisiac normal action of the plant, the use of which soothes the vasomotor symptoms of menopause (hot flashes and sweating). It is traditionally used in addition to relieving the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (6).