The countdown has begun. This Valentine's Week, Astroyogi.com introduces 7 aphrodisiacs to make your Valentine's Week fun, sexy and simply breathtaking.
Leos and Aries, being the most energetic signs of the zodiac tend to exhaust their energies early in the act. Bananas to the rescue! Bananas contain Potassium and Vitamin B that is believed to boost the production of sex hormones and give energy. So remember before you hit the sack, eat some bananas.
Honey for your Honey
Let the magic of honey rekindle the romance in your relationship. Here's a piece of information that sheds light on the magical properties of the humble honey. In medieval times, as part of a special ritual, recently married couples in Persia drank a brew called mead made from fermented honey for a month, which is how the term 'Honeymoon' came into being - to increase sexual desire. And when the couples returned from their 'Honeymoon period' the women were often found to be, no points for guessing it, pregnant. Honey is loaded with vitamin B and boron, both of which play an important role in boosting the production of sex hormones; which is why it is the perfect aphrodisiac for the sensual but reserved Capricorns and Taurus.
Get a little Cheesy
This Valentine's Week, get a little cheesy! Contrary to popular perception, cheese is not just a comfort food. It is rich in phenylethylamine (PEA). Chocolate has loads of it but guess what, cheese has ten times more. What PEA does is stimulate the production of endorphins, commonly known as happy hormones. These happy hormones are released when you do something that makes you happy, like sex. Now, who does not like being happy? Taurus and Virgo would definitely not mind. Geminis too happen to love cheese.
Turn on the heat with Pepper
A little more pepper in your food is certain to get your partner in the mood for more, especially if they belong to the air sign - Aquarius. Pepper and chillies make the perfect aphrodisiac. They make you sweat, increase the heart beat and stimulates the production of endorphins - the feel good hormones, which is similar to what happens when you make love. When you prepare a sumptuous dinner for your partner, remember to add some more chillies. Time to get hot and sweaty!
Strawberries are packed with vitamins and minerals along with potassium, folic acid, iron and fibre. These beautiful berries have been associated with love since time immemorial. Aside from this, their shape and colour, resembling a little heart, stimulates the most erotic organ, the brain and gets you in the mood for some action. Tempt your lover with some strawberries. Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces would love to be tempted by them.
Care for some Coffee?
This passion potion has magical aphrodisiac properties. It is rich in caffeine, which makes the heart race faster and is an instant mood-lifter. And, it is quick and easy to make. Perhaps, this is why all good things begin with a cup of coffee. It is the perfect aphrodisiac for Cancerians, Taureans and Leos.
In the mood for wine?
Wine contains around 12-15% of alcohol, which is just the right amount to make your partner surrender to you. Wine lowers inhibitions and anxiety and is believed to increase the production of testosterone in men. Wine being an elegant beverage, is perfect for the classy Librans, the perfectionist Virgins and the status conscious Capricorns.
Melt hearts with Chocolate
And finally, like they say, save the best for the last. Even though Cheese has more PEA than chocolate, the texture and smoothness make chocolate the indisputable king of aphrodisiacs. Dish out a decadent chocolate recipe for your partner and watch them go crazy for you. The aphrodisiacal property of chocolate was discovered by the Aztecs as early as 600 BC. The Aztec King had melted chocolate to boost his virility before attending to his large group of mistresses, a whopping 600 in number. That says it all. It is the perfect aphrodisiac for Scorpio, Capricorn and Taurus.