May Blog Party: Herbs for Sexual Health and Vitality

Sean Donahue

Greenman Sean Donahue, of Green Man Ramblings is host to the May Herbal Blog Party on Herbs for Sexual Health and Vitality. A number of prominent herbalists have written articles on various facets of sexuality and herbs, from improving function to contraception.  Here is his reblogged post with the links to the articles:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

May Blog Party: Herbs For Sexual Health and Vitality

How do you promote healthy, vital, joyful sexuality?    
Its May, and with the sap risen and the world coming into blossom, this month’s Blog Party focuses on herbs (and complementary strategies) for sexual health and vitality — from aphrodisiacs to contraceptives to herbs for the reproductive system to herbs that help to heal our emotional and spiritual relationships to our bodies and our sexuality.

Karen Vaughan writes about a holistic response to sexual dysfunction —
http://www.acupuncturebrooklyn.com/alternative-health/herbs-for-sex-and-sexual-response

Cory Trusty writes about a use for “Horny Goat Weed” that’s quite different from what you might expect —
http://aquarianbath.blogspot.com/2010/05/use-of-epimedium-for-exhaustion-and.html

Yael Grauer writes about self-care in the aftermath of sexual assualt —
http://www.dirttime.org/2010/05/04/somatics-staphysagria-and-regaining-wholeness/

Rachel Fee-Prince writes about motherhood and sex —
http://thefamilyherbal.blogspot.com/2010/05/motherhood-and-sex.html

Lisl Meredith Huebner writes about the use of Queen Anne’s Lace seeds as a contraceptive —
http://herbalisl.blogspot.com/2009/11/queen-annes-lace-conscious-choice-for.html

Henriette Kress writes about “sexy herbs” — and the fundamentals of good health for a healthy libido —
http://www.henriettesherbal.com/blog/sexy-herbs.html

The Sensory Herbcraft blog features a post on the flowers of Beltane —
http://sensoryherbcraft.blogspot.com/2010/04/may-blossoms.html

Kristine Brown writes about using some familiar herbs to support sexual vitality —
http://lunaherbco.com/2010/05/may-blog-party-herbs-for-sexual-health-and-vitality/

Cynthia Froelich writes about the magic and medicne of Pink Lady’s Slipper —
http://www.seeddream.blogspot.com/

And I do too —
http://greenmanramblings.blogspot.com/2010/05/confessions-of-floraphile.html

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  1. Herbal plants used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine are facing extinction.
    Definite cause of concern, as Ayurveda is increasingly being used around the world to treat various disorders such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, ulcers and many others.

    Some herbs that have been identified are – Ulteria salicfolia, Hydnocarpus pentandra, Gymnocladus assamicus, and Begonia tessaricarpa.

    Conservation of traditional herbs and plants should become a high priority for all. Challenge
    becomes more severe as many of these herbs grow in the wild and are not cultivated.

    Planet Green (a discovery.com venture) reported on this earlier this month.

    More details on the Ayurveda Group blog (http://www.ayurvedagroup.com/blog)

    Direct link to the blog post
    http://ayurvedagroup.com/blog/2010/93-of-ayurvedas-wild-medicinal-plants-threatened-with-extinction/

    Link to planet green site
    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/ayurvedas-medicinal-plants-extinction.html

    1. Absolutely right Sasha. It is essential that we get our herbs sourced ethically. I have heard that some of the Indian commercial herb companies have been denuding areas of the Himalayas and Nepal of certain herbs. If you have a list of ethical sources of Ayurvedic herbs please post a link. Ashwaganda, mentioned in my article will grow anywhere that tomatoes grow, as it is in the same family. Tulsi, also mentioned, will grow anywhere basil will grow and can be substituted for it in everything from pesto to salsa, but with an adaptogenic effect. And I urge people to grow their own because you get a better benefit when you have a relationship with the plants.

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