The aromatic cardamom is another ancient herb attributed to increased sexual excitement.
Arugula was a popular aphrodisiac among the ancient Romans and Egyptians. They were associated with Priapus, a minor Roman god of fertility.
Basil was once (and in some cultures still is) considered among the earth’s most noble and sacred plants. The plant is said to have originated in Asia, but has been used extensively in Europe. The Greeks called the herb “basilkohn” which means royal. In Roman times, basil was a symbol of love, and was sometimes called “l’herbe royale”.