My father was a World War II vet who fought in the Pacific. In fact, it was his description of Bali’s amazing beaches that motivated me to visit the island.
Once I was there, I discovered Bali has a rich herbal healing tradition. They’ve passed their knowledge down from generation to generation.
I don’t think there’s a plant on the island that isn’t still used today to heal.
Western medicine, on the other hand, dismisses these natural cures as “quackery.” They continue to hawk their newest drugs in TV ads and on social media. They promote them as the “latest advance” in modern medicine.
The irony, of course, is that REAL cures have been available — and used to treat illness — for thousands of years. The Balians know this. And they are preserving these plant-based cures.
Like the sacred lotus. This beautiful flower protects against diabetes, boosts your brain power, reduces blood pressure and lowers triglycerides.
The locals also swear that it adds spark to their sex lives.
Turns out sacred lotus contains two alkaloids, nuciferine and aporphine, that stimulate blood circulation and increase desire.
Studies show that a low dose of sacred lotus stimulates your sexual appetite by binding to the GABA receptor in the brain.1 GABA is known as the “get-started” brain chemical. It helps you relax enough to want sex and achieve orgasm.
Doctors never think beyond the “little blue pill” for men when it comes to sex issues. Even though their most popular drugs cause headaches, vision problems, muscle pain and more. And the treatment options for women are even worse.
The irony is that natural aphrodisiacs are available all around the globe — not just in Bali. Good sex is a universal priority. And the locals always know what plants or herbs can get the job done. They’re my best resource…
Like when I was trekking through the Ugandan countryside, and my hiking companion pointed out the eriosema kraussianum plant.
The locals call it “bangalala.” I call it a game-changer.
An extract from the root of the bangalala boosts blood flow to the penal tissue. A South African study found that it is 75% as effective as Big Pharma’s popular blue pill.2 But without any side effects.
Another study found that small doses of brewed bangalala resulted in erections within 60 minutes that lasted for several hours.3
There’s only one downside to bangalala.
It’s not easy to find. Even in Africa, it’s hard to get your hands on it. There are only a few places to order it online. (Be sure to check your email tomorrow for more info on this…)
In Peru, the local women giggled when they told me about damiana. In fact, damiana’s erotic powers work so well it was actually banned for years in some parts of Latin America!
And the herb works for both men and women. In men, it provides the same kind of effect as the most popular ED drug. Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires found it relaxes and widens the arteries within the penis wall. This allows more blood to pass through, leading to an erection.4 A study from Italy found that damiana improved the performance of impotent rats.5
In women, the herb intensifies orgasm. A study from the University of Hawaii found that women who took damiana had more frequent orgasms and increased sensation.6 Women also use it to relieve symptoms of menopause.
South Americans often make a tea from damiana. Here’s how they do it…
For one cup:
- Place 1 to 2 heaping teaspoons of damiana leaves (available online or at some health food stores) into a cup.
- Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the leaves.
- Allow the tea to steep for 15-20 minutes. Then strain into a clean cup.
- Sweeten with a teaspoon of raw, organic honey.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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4. Kumar S., et al. “Pharmacological evaluation of Bioactive Principle of Turnera aphrodisiaca.” Indian J Pharm Sci. 2008 Nov-Dec; 70(6): 740–744.
5. Arletti R., et al. “Stimulating property of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata extracts on the sexual-behavior of male rats.” Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1999 Mar;143(1):15-9.
6. Ito TY, Trant AS, Polan ML. “A double-blind placebo-controlled study of ArginMax, a nutritional supplement for enhancement of female sexual function.” J Sex Marital Ther. 2001 Oct-Dec;27(5):541-9.