Aphrodisiac: Asparagus


Asparagus is a well-known aphrodisiac.

English herbalist from the 17th century, Nicholas Culpepper, wrote that asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman”.

In the 19th century France, bridegrooms were served three courses of asparagus at their prenuptial dinner.

Asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamin and folic acid. Folic acid is said to boost histamine production that is necessary for the ability to reach orgasm in both sexes.

Vitamin E, ‘the Sex Vitamin’ found in Asparagus also produces sex hormones.

Folklore has it that boiling and eating light-green stalk or asparagus three days in a row can stimulate lust in both men and women. Asparagus has primeval association with desire enhancing properties.

Asparagus is also abundant in phosphorus and calcium.

The vegetable’s phallic shape has also made it sexually desirable


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