Lack of sex drive in women is a pretty common issue that may even lead to severe malaise such as Hypoactive sexual disorder. If you have noticed some changes regarding your sexual desires or thoughts, you should take some actions before it does not evolve into a more complex problem. Even though a lot of women do have lower libido than the average (which is very normal), you should not ignore the experience of fluctuating when there is no sound reason. Same goes with a too high sex drive which may also be a health disorder.


In this article, we will try to analyze the female libido decrease issue and provide some advice on how to overcome it. Why female? Well, low libido is a problem of both genders, but according to scientific data, more women than men experience sexual dysfunction. Moreover, in the list of tools that could assist in the treatment of decreased sexual desire appears more potent options that work better for males than females.


The primary question should be how to identify sexual dysfunction? To be more precise, we will distinguish several symptoms that could refer to libido-related disorder. Firstly, if you are less interested in ANY sexual activity, and you are concerned about it, you should pay attention to the possible reasons and maybe discuss it with a specialist. Moreover, a broad spectrum of people experience sexual thoughts very late in their life, but if you are already old enough (which is subjective and can be measured individually) and did not find out the reason why, we recommend to consider a sexual disorder case. Besides, the difficulty to please yourself from sexual activity (when you do not feel anything or cannot achieve pleasure) is also an indicator.


You already know the basic signs that could indicate sexual dysfunction, but the disorder usually does not arise without a particular reason. In very often cases, the Hypoactive sexual disorder is caused by both physical and emotional malaise, including diabetes, fatigue, arthritis, coronary diseases, anxiety and depression. Sometimes it may appear because of particular experiences such as sexual abuse or other events where negative emotions relate to sexual experiences.


However, many women are just fine with the libido they have, but the purpose of this article is to advise those who want to solve this problem. Luckily there is more than one option on how to increase female libido, for example, some females get rid of this issue by adding more chocolate to their daily diet. Chocolate stimulates the release of serotonin and phenylethylamine into the body, thus producing aphrodisiac (substance that boosts libido) features. For other women, the reason for low libido is the stress that especially affects females’ intimate life.


Herbal supplements are one of the options that could aid in the increase of sexual desire. Since this way has helped many women, we will try to mention some of those supplements that maybe will suit you well. However, we always recommend to consult with your doctor first and take into account professional recommendations.



1. Ashwagandha

Antecedents of India have discovered Ashwagandha herb a thousand years ago. The name of this plan is not accidental - Ashwagandha is a conjunction of Sanskrit words “ashwa” and “gandha” that refers to smelling like a horse. Although today we tend to consider it as unpleasant, back to those days people were relating it to healthy sexual desire. Besides, in Ayurvedic medicine (where this herb was practiced) Ashwagandha was called Rasayana, which stands for a youth supporter.


Ashwagandha is an aphrodisiac that stimulates nitric oxide production and in such a way helps men with erectile dysfunction. However, Ashwagandha herb assists women as well - we have mentioned that women libido highly decreases with stress, thus eliminating anxious responses might fix this problem. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that aids in dealing with stress. By interacting with Adrenal gland, this herb reduces the production of cortisol hormone, which levels rise when faced with stressful situations.


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2. Tribulus Terrestris

Another herb in this list is a gorgeous yellow flower called Tribulus Terrestris (other names - Goat’s head, Gokshura). Like Ashwagandha, Tribulus Terrestris has been used in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for various purposes, including urinary, heart and blood health, better athletic performance, and, of course, libido support. Tribulus Terrestris may aid in depression, type 2 diabetes, hypertension or erectile dysfunction treatment.


Tribulus Terrestris is beneficial for both men and women, but since we are talking about female issues with libido, it is necessary to mention that this herb assists for women experiencing menopause or postmenopause. According to scientific study, Tribulus Terrestris alleviates the symptoms of menopause or postmenopausal syndrome that are related to decreased libido. Even for those women who have evoked Hypoactive sexual disorder after menopause, this herb helped to reduce particular symptoms and improve libido.


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3. Maca root

Maca root is native to Peru mountains where it grows in unusually high places. This herb is also a cruciferous veggie that appears in the same family where cauliflower, kale or broccoli are. Sometimes people include Maca as an ingredient in particular meals (such as a smoothie, soup and other). Maca root is an exceptional plant that is both a vegetable and herb used in depression, menopause treatment, energy and libido regulation.


A few profound scientific trials elucidated common side effects of particular antidepressants, and unluckily, the results showed that among those negative changes, decreased sexual desire appears. However, Maca root is one of the tools that could help females with sexual dysfunction, induced by antidepressants (study here).


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4. Ginkgo Biloba

The last in this list is not a herb or vegetable - it is a huge tree native to China that's fruits are rich with beneficial properties. Ginkgo Biloba or just Ginkgo is the only one still growing tree from Ginkgophyta species, therefore called as a living fossil. People have been using Ginkgo for various health benefits, including reduction of inflammation and anxiety, support of the nervous system and brain, maintenance of heart, and others.


Alongside all previous benefits, we should include the maintenance of libido. However, Ginkgo Biloba alone does not bring significant results. Scientists run a few trials with this plant regarding sexual dysfunction disorder, but it did not show any advantageous changes. Nevertheless, scientists have tried another method - combine Ginkgo Biloba with therapy, and guess what - it worked. Hence, if you wish to undergo sexual dysfunction, consider this option as a possible help.


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