Aphrodisiacs are substances such as foods, drinks or drugs that are thought to stimulate sexual desire and have been used by people of different cultures since perhaps the beginning of time. Common food aphrodisiacs include oysters, which are considered to be high in zinc and amino acids that enable the production of sex hormones, and chili peppers which speed up the heart rate and stimulate endorphins.
Some people turn to certain herbs such as Yohimbe as it lowers blood pressure and dilates blood vessels, or the calming and soothing Avena Sativa, thought to be 'Nature’s Viagra', which advances the physical desires for sex. While alcoholic drinks like champagne are thought to have aphrodisiac value, it is perhaps the alcohol’s effect of lowering inhibitions that really works wonders.
Although there is no scientific evidence that aphrodisiacs are effective in increasing female libido, many people still use them in the effort to find desire and sexual arousal.