Fenugreek – a herb which is commonly used in curries – can apparently spice up a couple’s sex life by at least a quarter!
According to a new study conducted by researchers from the Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine in Brisbane, Australia, men - in the age-group of between 25 and 52 years - who take fenugreek can boost their sex arousal by nearly 28 percent in six weeks.
After a close monitoring of libidos and orgasms, the researchers found that men who took a fenugreek extract two times a day for six weeks, recorded an average rise from 16.1 to 20.6 in their libido levels; vis-à-vis another group of men, who took dummy pills, witnessed a fall in their scores.
The findings underscore that the ‘saponins’ compounds in the seeds of fenugreek – which is a bean-like plant that grows throughout Asia and features widely in Indian cooking – apparently stimulate the production of male sex hormones including testosterone.
With the researchers clearly noting that “there was significant improvement in sexual function and performance” in men who increased fenugreek intake, it is evident that fenugreek has a notable edge in terms of achieving something that many herbs have, for centuries, failed to do in clinical tests --- that is, boost sex drive in men!