These days, there are tons of pills, love potions and “natural male enhancements” out there to help men increase their sex drive. But Chinese people believe you can get the same effects just by eating the right foods. In Traditional Chinese medicine, the kidneys control the body’s yin and yang, the yang being the warming of the lower body, particularly the genitals. Check out these 6 aphrodisiacs that pump your virility up, just be careful how you use it.
Everyone knows that oysters are the ocean’s aphrodisiac. These slimy, salty sea creatures are known by the Chinese to be packed with the necessary vitamins, minerals and proteins to boost one’s sex drive as well as nourish blood and benefit the kidneys and liver. According to Western medicine, oysters are packed full of zinc, which is connected to testosterone and semen production.
Chives, aka those little green disks you can find in most Chinese dishes, not only taste great but are full of vitamins, minerals, protein and sugar often used in medicine to cure illness. In Chinese, Chives are nicknamed “起阳草,” which translates to “the grass that raises your yang.” Yang, as in yin-yang, here meaning male “parts.” Chives actually possess sulfides that, when combined with vitamin B1, help reduce fatigue and recover strength, hence increasing male stamina and virility. Science.
3. Quail Eggs
Quail eggs are delicious and nutritious. They are chalk full of amino acids that the body needs, whatever those are. Traditional Chinese medicine says quail eggs mend the human body’s “five viscera” (heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys), benefits the essence of blood and increases male virility. It is said that men who eat quail eggs on a regular basis will have increased sexual capabilities, strength and muscles…all night long.
4. Lamb Kidney
In order to increase your kidney yang, you sometimes have to eat the kidney of another animal. Lamb kidneys have tons of protein and vitamins needed to get the blood flowing. In China, men who are impotent believe eating lamb kidney will restore their virility. Lamb supposedly warms the joints and strengthens the lower back and legs, increasing your sexual ability.
5. Donkey Meat
There is a Chinese proverb that says, “天上龙肉，地下驴肉” which basically means, in heaven, dragon meat is the tastiest, but here on Earth, donkey meat is the tastiest. Donkey meat is not only tasty, but low in fat and cholesterol. Traditional Chinese medicine believes donkey meat can boost one’s qi, increase blood count, nourish the yin and boost the yang. Ultimately, donkey meat has incredible nutritional value and is worth trying. Hee. Haw.
Okra is often known in Chinese as “补肾菜” which means “kidney mending vegetable.” The name tells it all. And just look at its phallic shape! Ripe okra is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its leaves that contain healing ingredients. Not only does okra increase male virility, it can be used to treat certain urinary problems. No wonder okra has earned its name “the plant Viagra.”
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