Everyone has different associations with cinnamon. For some, it is reminiscent of Christmas and for others perhaps apple pie. But did you know that cinnamon has been seen as an aphrodisiac for centuries? As early as 2,700 BC this mysterious and exotic plant was already used.
Because this spice was so hard to come by, it became a symbol of wealth and status. It was therefore often more valuable than gold. When foreign merchants finally understood – around the 15th century- that cinnamon was the inner bark of a tropical tree in Southeast Asia, they were able to obtain it without the intervention of Arab merchants.
From then on, the cinnamon tree could be studied by botanical doctors and cinnamon was prescribed for a variety of ailments. In Europe and the Middle East, it was used as an aromatic agent, which has an astringent and ‘carminative’ effect (relieves intestinal gases). Cinnamon is still recommended for this.
Cinnamon and sex
Ancient Chinese writings already describe Chinese cinnamon (cassia) as an erotic stimulant. Cassia is still used medicinally in Asian countries. In certain regions, it is part of a traditional wedding ceremony where the bride drinks a drink containing fruits of the cassia with the aim of increasing her sexual activities on the wedding night. Ceylonese cinnamon is more known in Europe. It was built in Ceylon for thousands of years BC. used. Medicinal as well as an aphrodisiac.
That cinnamon works as an aphrodisiac, is because many problems with libido and performance in bed are not isolated. These problems are often related to other (medical) problems. For example, smoking affects the blood supply and stress can be a mood killer in the bedroom. Cinnamon is a spice that can help with this.
Cinnamon as an aphrodisiac
An aphrodisiac is a substance – often of a plant or animal nature – used to stimulate sex drive. Cinnamon has an aphrodisiac effect in a number of ways:
Cinnamon helps release dopamine in the brain. This material is important to make us feel happy. Furthermore, cinnamon gives a warm, slightly glowing feeling. That’s because it helps improve blood flow and thereby increases body temperature. It also contains manganese, which is essential for metabolism; it aids in the absorption of nutrients by the body. Furthermore, the fragrance is soothing and finally there is also a placebo effect that makes people believe that it works. The brain does the rest.
But cinnamon also has the third highest level of antioxidants in natural foods. It is anti-fungal and antibacterial. It even works as a preservative. And it has been proven to improve blood flow.
How can you use cinnamon to improve your sex life?
It is very easy to consume cinnamon. Sprinkle it over your breakfast, put it in a drink (for example in your tea or coffee) or add it to food dishes. But do so in moderation. The challenges on social media, in which you are challenged to put a spoonful in your mouth, are ridiculous and also very dangerous.
You can also dissolve it in essential oil or almond oil and then spread a few drops (certainly no more) on or around the sensitive parts (penis head, clitoris). Do this in moderation, as it can cause skin irritations or an uncomfortable burning sensation.
Stimulants are also available, such as cinnamon-based lubricant. This gel is especially for women. It provides extra stimulation and feeling during sex with a partner or during a solo session. The gel comes in a handy tube with which it is easy to dose. It also has a wonderful exciting fragrance! In addition to cinnamon, it also contains ginger. Also other clitoral gel with a warming effect and warming massage oil, is often based on cinnamon.
Furthermore, there are also stimulating food supplements, such as N1 Up, which is based on natural ingredients. It is a product for men who can use it as a Power Booster. The tablets stimulate blood flow to the penis and therefore have a libido-enhancing effect. One pill works for about 24 hours. In addition to cinnamon, it also contains Ginseng and Goji extracts (with potency-enhancing properties), Mumijo (performance enhancement), Vitamin C (combats fatigue), and Zinc (improves testosterone levels).