A Pill Made of Curry Herbs Could Spice Up Women’s Sex Lives
An herb commonly used in Indian curry dishes just might make your stalled sex life more appetizing, researchers say. The plant called fenugreek — whose fragrant seeds and leaves can be found whole and powdered in your grocer’s spice aisle — may help naturally boost women’s libido, according to a study published in BMC Women’s Health. A research team at the Palacios’ Institute of Women’s Health in Spain asked 29 women — all of whom had entered menopause — to consume an herbal supplement called Libicare, which contains fenugreek, for two months. As a result, the women reported an increase in sexual desire and arousal, improvements in their private parts lubrication and better orgasms. The team’s finding supports past research that said the sweet, nutty spice was a boon for men’s sexual health as well. Study authors found that the increase in sexual satisfaction also promoted a positive “domino effect” in other areas of the women’s lives.