A note about extraction method. Most extracts on market are made by soaking a herb in oil, alcohol or water and then straining and selling it. It's a very watered-down form of herb as a result. You can read on the bottles what potency they are 1 part to 4 parts, etc. I use 200 proof food grade ethanol to soak to get everything possible from freshly ground herbs, roots or berries, then vacuum extraction to remove 98% of the ethanol. I then place on an electric stirrer hot plate to evaporate any residual and leave only the purest oil from the plant. If too thick to stir, I place on a rubber mat to evaporate. I don't believe alcohol belongs in any health remedy because it's incredibly damaging to DNA and tissue. It definitely shouldn't be in anything for my dogs.
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Ashwaganda: Parkinson's, hypertension, diabetes 1&2, It improves blood circulation throughout the body and enhances sperm naturally promoting sperm count, quality, and motility. Apart from curing sperm problems, It is believed to improve semen quality, erection, and sperm count. It helps in improving male sexual health in disorders such as psychogenic impotence and unexplained infertility. Ashwagandha is a potent aphrodisiac and might help in stress-induced male infertility by improving the level of testosterone. Ashwagandha has antioxidant properties and fights against free radicals. This prevents damage and death of sperm cells leading to better sperm count and quality. Ashwagandha helps to lower the risk of stress-induced male infertility along with enhancing male sexual health. Shown to improve female fertility by balancing hormones and reducing oxidative stress, which can enhance the quality of egg production and increase the chances of conception. Other benefits: Improved blood sugar, inflammation, mood, memory, stress, and anxiety, as well as a boost in muscle strength and fertility.
Damiana Leaf: aphrodisiac for both men and women. infertility in both males and females, by strengthening the egg in the female and increasing the sperm count in the male. Studies have concluded that damiana has a beneficial effect on sexual debility and nervous tension. Life-enhancing and stimulating effect on the mind and body. Treat headaches, bedwetting, depression, nervous stomach, and constipation; for prevention and treatment of sexual problems; boosting and maintaining mental and physical stamina; and as an aphrodisiac. Some people inhale damiana for a slight "high." Ashwagandha taken with damiana works as aphrodisiacs and improves libido. Can help support collagen formation and connective tissue production benefiting hair, skin and nails. Stimulant, antidepressant, mood improving, libido enhancing, euphoric, and nervous system restorative properties.
Horney Goat Weed: erectile aid and aphrodisiac used in Traditional Chinese Medicine that just so happens to also increase testosterone. Similar to Viagra or Cialis, it Increases blood flow to the genitals, which can increase arousal, but it may have fewer side effects. Aphrodisiac action in both men and women may be tied to its ability to boost testosterone, especially in older people. Help maintain healthy bones by enhancing bone building and growth and preventing bone breakdown and loss. Improve density and strength in menopause and cartilage and bone breakdown in arthritic. Can act as phytoestrogens, plant compounds that mimic the effects of female sex hormones. In one clinical trial of 90 postmenopausal women, an extract of horny goat weed increased estrogen levels and lowered blood cholesterol. Improved function and reduced damage to the heart after heart attacks and reduced risk of clotting and hardening of arteries. Anti-depressant, emotional imbalances, memory problems and lowering of addictions. Antioxidant protective of DNA increasing longevity.Improve dementia and cognitive dysfunction. Acne, Autoimmune disorders, increase energy and endurance.
Shatavari: comes from Sanskrit and can be translated to “curer of a hundred diseases”. As the name implies, the list of conditions that Shatavari is used to treat is quite long. It contains phytoestrogens, the precursors of estrogen. This find has made its use highest amongst menopausal women who suffer from low natural estrogen levels as a result of menopause. Menstrual disorders and acts as a uterine tonic. It enhances breast development and increases breast milk production by regulating hormonal balance. Safe and natural anti-aging herb shown to help reduce wrinkle formation on the skin and also helps in providing emollient or moisturizing properties to the skin. nourishing the reproductive organs, strengthening female fertility, and providing nourishment to the mother and fetus during pregnancy. It has even been linked to stabilizing one's mood and emotions. A known libido booster. It is also beneficial for women suffering from anxiety or depression. Antioxidant, Antiviral, Boost Immune System, Ulcer treatment, reduces symptoms of menopause, alcohol withdrawal, bronchitis, diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, bladder and kidney stones, anxiety, heartburn, IBS, inflammation, memory issues, pain relief.
Kanchanar Guggulu: is a magical tonic for the uterus, useful to shrink the cysts, tumors and fibroids. It is cleansing and detoxifying in nature, and contains chemicals that might work like estrogen. Very efficient for the treatment of kidney disease, cancer especially breast lumps, tonsillitis in children, PCOS, joint pain, all kinds of tumors and growths, hormonal imbalance, urinary tract infections, ovarian cysts and hypothyroidism. Fights obesity, supports comfortable joint movement, purifies blood, improves female reproductive health, ignites digestive system, regulates cycles, boost to female fertility and improves egg quality. Powerful in stimulating hormonal balance and regulating the menstrual cycle.
Ròu cōng róng: “Ginseng of the deserts” tonifies the kidney and blood, reversing reproductive toxicity, thereby having a therapeutic effect in improving the sexual and reproductive health of both men and women. frequently prescribed to treat chronic renal disease, impotence, female infertility, vaginitis, fungus candida, profuse menses, and senile constipation. neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia or Parkinson’s disease, treatment options for mild to moderate AD. Help produce collagen, increase neurotransmitters, prevent DNA damage, extremely strong antioxidant 15 times stronger than resveratrol and five times stronger than vit c. Increase sex drive and testosterone and duration of erections. Kills cancer.
Amla: for improving fertility in women. It flushes out toxins, regulates the menstrual cycle and causes hormonal balance. A natural aphrodisiac that helps a man last longer in bed and boost libido. Known as youth and longevity mantra in Ayurveda, amla helps in uplifting overall stamina and mood. It increases immunity and sexual desire. It also helps in maintaining optimum temperature in scrotum. Almost all Ayurvedic preparations contain amla, this humble fruit is known to be a rich source of Vitamin C. So much so, that one small amla has as much Vitamin C as 2 medium oranges. Packed with compounds like polyphenols, minerals like iron and zinc and vitamins like carotenes and vitamin B complex, amla can definitely keep several diseases at bay. Improves immunity, heart health, plaque in arteritis, diabetes and it’s complications, slows ageing, reverses cancer and reduces harmful effects of chemotherapy, gastric problems, soar throat, liver damage from chemicals or alcohol. Sperm-enhancing abilities, increase virility as well as sexual vigour. Increase sperm production and motility. Improves hair growth. Treats white discharge commonly suffered by women.
Schisandra: is highly beneficial for fertility and reproductive health, helping promote a strong libido, warding off sexual dysfunction (such as impotence) and promoting general health and wellbeing in the reproductive organs. used for aiding mental clarity and overall stamina. Schisandra has the opposite effects to some of the nasty symptoms of a caffeine overdose. Instead of creating nervousness and an irregular heartbeat, Schisandra promotes a ‘calm’ energy and regulates blood pressure whilst delivering a natural boost. nourisher of the skin, improving overall tone, complexion and radiance as well as protecting from sun and wind exposure, allergic reactions, dryness and toxin accumulation. Schisandra has also been widely prescribed for skin diseases such as dermatitis and psoriasis. Removing brain fog, raising energy and promoting mental performance, antidepressant, Nervous System and Immune System Function, Endocrine Health and Hormonal Balance. an aphrodisiac and tonic for both male and female sex organs and is commonly used for “increasing zest for life”. It has been found beneficial for men experiencing erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and spermatorrhea, which is involuntary ejaculation. Regulates the release of fertility-related hormones in both males and females to maintain a healthy production of sex cells. It also helps women detoxify their bodies to increase the chances of pregnancy.
Safed Musli and Shilajit are two of the most powerful natural Ayurvedic remedies for good health and well-being.
Safed Musli a natural boon for women’s sexual health. It may help with issues like inadequate lubrication, difficulty reaching orgasm, inhibited sexual desire, painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, and reduced blood flow. Has spermatogenic property and helps in improving the sperm quality as well as the sperm count. It also improves the testosterone levels which further enhances blood circulation to the genitals for lengthier erections. aphrodisiac properties, which may be very helpful for men dealing with erectile dysfunction and wanting to enhance their male potency. superhero for new mothers. It’s considered a potential solution for natal and post-natal problems. Benefits: Diarrhea, Arthritis, Diabetes, weight,worms, anti-stress, adaptogenic, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, antiulcer, blood glucose lowering, antioxidant, anti-cancer aids in cell death and reduces tumor size and weight.
Shilajit: Ayurvedic powerhouse with a long list of amazing health benefits. 23.5% difference in testosterone production after 90 days with 200mg per day of purified shilajit. It can help to regulate hormones, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve egg and sperm quality to improve fertility in both men and women. Improves Cognitive Functions, anti-aging, stress reduction, immunity booster, blood sugar control, promotes blood flow to genitalia, boosts bone health, reduce risk off arthritis, prevents Alzheimer's. beneficial in anemia, energy booster, strengthen immunity, balancing the level of various hormones in the body especially, female reproductive hormones. can help combat iron deficiency, improve blood oxygen levels, regulate monthly cycles, and skin and hair health.
Velvet Bean for aphrodisiac, fertility and mental health is a tropical legume. This “magical bean” has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It directly affects serotonin and dopamine levels giving an instant mood boost. Dopamine is often referred to as the "feel-good" neurotransmitter that promotes calmness and satisfaction. Studies found it effective for treating ADHD, anxiety and depression, PTSD and Parkinsons. Provides a perception of mental focus and heightened concentration which is of great benefit for anyone suffering from ADD/ADHD and often more effective than prescriptions. When L-dopa crosses the blood-brain barrier, it helps to increase brain levels of dopamine, an essential neurotransmitter associated with regulating mood and cognition. Protects the brain by keeping cognitive and neural functions in check, even encouraging neural activity. fights systemic redness in the brain, which is often a factor in brain degradation. Mucuna pruriens, a tropical legume also known as velvet bean, is making waves in the scientific community. Ayurvedic herbal medicine has relied on Mucuna pruriens since 1500 BC to support ailments such as snakebite, intestinal disorders, sexual response, and melancholy mood. A natural performance enhancer and booster for both men and women. Increase fertility by increasing production and motility of sperm."Mucuna pruriens is safe and improves sperm count and motility" - ScienceDirect.
"The entire sperm production cycle takes between 70 and 75 days. This means the sperm that are produced in the testicle today will be ejaculated in about 2.5 months' time,” says Joel Batzofin, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist.
*Although I do much research on every ingredient I decide to use, one of my favorite places for Resource Studies is National Library of Medicine for Biotechnology Information- pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Ashwagandha or its supplements along with immunomodulatory drugs. Avoid Ashwagandha during pregnancy as it may increase uterine contractions. Ashwagandha may slow down the central nervous system. Anesthesia and other medications during and after surgery might increase this effect. So it is advisable to stop taking Ashwagandha or its supplements at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Musli While it can help with weight reduction by curbing hunger pangs and keeping the stomach full for extended periods, regular use of large amounts can lead to a loss of appetite, which can be detrimental to persons trying to gain weight.
Damiana: Children, people with diabetes, or people who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid
Velvet Bean Macuna Pruriens carries the risk of the side effects of L-DOPA, which people sensitive to should not take.
Horney Goat weed: upset stomach, irritability, dry mouth, increased heart rate. Can reduce the effect of estrogen reducers. May decrease blood pressure so can cause blood pressure to drop too low when combined with high blood pressure meds.
Shatavari: People having an allergic reaction to the asparagus plant family should avoid consuming Shatavari formulations. These allergic reactions can be in the form of rashes, itchy eyes & skin, dizziness, fast heart rate or worsening of asthma symptoms.
Kanchnar Guggul: possible headache, hiccough, stomachache, belching, nausea, itching, rash.