Herbal aphrodisiacs vs Viagra

An increasing amount of men (mostly) with impotent- and other libido problems are consulting alternative aphrodisiacs other than Viagra. In the United States sales of these products have ballooned up to 205 million dollar last year. That is an increase of about 10 percent in comparison with 2003. Especially natural aphrodisiacs are gaining terrain.

Products that contain the century old libido enhancing Kola nut, Muira Puama and Yohimbe bark, are doing well in the homeland of The War on Drugs. Ginseng and Ginkgo biloba are popular as well. These figures pale however besides the 1,6 billion dollars that were spend only in 2005 alone on the most popular Viagra pill, but that makes the increase no less remarkable.

The release of Viagra on the market, eight years ago made lots of men able to breath again. ‘The fact that it worked and the fact that it had well-known representatives saying it worked made taking drugs for sex acceptable,’ says Coyote Days, a buyer for Good Vibrations, a popular company that trade in sex products.

Days: ‘I think it absolutely opened up the floodgates for the mass production of different kinds of supplements, and for making it more normalized.’ Now, she says, herbal supplements ‘are the new fad, it's the newest thing.’

Natural aphrodisiacs are in fact having a comeback. Because people from all over the world are using all different sorts of herbs, roots, berries and other eatable substances to enhance their libido. And although skeptics are doubting the effect of natural aphrodisiacs, everybody agrees that the use of the counterparts of Viagra are much safer. The famous blue pill can cause some serious side-effects such as blindness.

Sources: Denverpost.com and Gezondheid.be