We know more than our ancestors did, had Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor known the medical benefits of Jasmine he would not have imported Aphrodisiacs at such high prices from Europe as mentions Ruchir Gupta in his novel ‘ Mistress of the Throne’.
Yes, there are some flowers which are high in medicinal values like Marigold, Hibiscus Rosa, Viola Odorant, Chrysanthemum, Neem and Jasmine. Jasmine apart from being an antidepressant is an aphrodisiac also. An aphrodisiac is a substance that, when consumed, increases sexual desire. The name aphrodisiac comes from ‘Aphrodite’ – the Greek goddess of love. Jasmine (Jasmine Officinale) being rich in aphrodisiac increases the libido by increasing the levels of testosterone. Aphrodisiacs activate the melanocortin receptors MC3-R and MC4-R in the brain.
A study at Queens University in Belfast comparing 1000 men of similar age and health was published which concluded that men who have high frequency of orgasm have a life span double than those who do not have regular sex.
When a man wants to have a normal sex life but finds himself unable to get a proper erection or unable to hold his erection longer gets frustrated on bed. The very next day he visits an eurologist or a sexologist. The first thing which a doctor does is an advice to have a pathological test for testosterone, blood sugar, blood pressure etc. The testosterone level of a healthy man ranges between 400-600 ng/dL. In case of low testosterone the doctor generally advices for taking Viagra or similar medications just one hour before sexual participation. Viagra or similar kind of medications which contains Sildenafil Citrate are not much beneficial as this class of medicines comes up with immediate side effects like reddening and burning sensation in the eyes and blushing of ears and face, ringing in the ears, chest pain, heavy feeling, nausea, profuse sweating, irregular heart beat and many more. In spite of having a strong and hard erection the man fails to get an orgasm and subsequent ejaculation due to an uneasy state of body given to the side effects. This keeps the man and the woman left in mere dissatisfaction and frustration.
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