Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Anise or Aniseed, less commonly anís (stressed on the first syllable) (Pimpinella anisum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwest Asia. It is a herbaceous annual plant growing to 50 cm tall. The leaves at the base of the plant are simple, 2-5 cm long and shallowly lobed, while leaves higher on the stems are feathery pinnate, divided into numerous leaflets. The flowers are white, 3 mm diameter, produced in dense umbels. The fruit is an oblong dry schizocarp, 3-5 mm long.
Its other names are Anise, Aniseed, Sweet Cumin, star anise, Chinese anise, and illicium. Its seed, leaves, oil, and anethole are what it is commonly valued for.
Anise leaves are used to treat digestive problems, to relieve toothache, and its essential oil is used to treat lice and scabies. In India, aniseed (Saunf in Hindi ) is also used as mouth freshener. It is also used for flavoring some foods.
Historically, this herb had been used for many centuries. The ancient Greeks, including Hippocrates, prescribed it for coughs. Ancient Romans used Anise in a special cake that concluded their enormous feasts. Historically, the herb was used because of its flavor (licorice flavor), as an aid for digestion, as an aphrodisiac, for colic and to combat nausea.
Ancient Chinese physicians used the herb as a digestive aid, flatulence remedy, and breath freshener. Early English herbalists recommended the herb for hiccups, for promoting milk production for nursing mothers, for treatment of water retention, headache, asthma, bronchitis, insomnia, nausea, lice, infant colic, cholera, and even cancer.
This wonder herb, which belongs in the same botanical family as parsley and carrots, have a number of functional properties such as antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, stimulant, carminative and expectorant. But what about its aphrodisiac properties?
Because of its aromatic and countless medical properties, it was traditionally considered as an aphrodisiac. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that you could increase desire by sucking on anise seeds. Also, its sweet, licorice taste is believed in many cultures to stimulate the libido and increase desire. It also contains estrogenic compounds (female hormones) which have been reported to induce similar effects to testosterone hence an increase in male potency and libido.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Salep refers to both an aphrodisiac beverage and orchid in Turkey. Salep flour, which is made from grinding dried tubers of a species of plant related to the orchid, is the main ingredient of this drink. The name “salep” is said to come from an Arabic expression meaning “fox testicles,” because of the orchid’s tubers, which are egg-shaped and resemble testes. It has also been referred to as merely “testicles” and “orchid” throughout history. Most likely, however, the Turkish name seems to come directly from the Arabic name “sahlab” for both the orchid and the drink.
Salep is generally offered as a winter beverage. By boiling a mixture of salep flour with milk, sugar, and spices, the drink has been offered by doctors over generations, under the principle of “sympathetic medicine,” to men who experience fertility or virility problems because of the belief that ingesting objects that look like testicles would bestow the assets of healthy testes.
Sometimes referred to as Turkish Delight, salep is also known as cayirotu or cemcicegi and is believed to be an excellent remedy for intestinal disorders, colds and coughs and is thought to improve sexual appetite and increase virility. Ancient folklore declares that salep orchid was an ingredient in love potions brewed by witches. “Witches were supposed to use the tubers in their philters, the fresh tuber being given to promote true love, and the withered one to check wrong passions,” according to Wisegeek.com. “It was tested recently for cases of nervous debility and has been shown to be a nerve stimulant” and reinvigorating tonic, effective for age-related sexual weakness.
In reality, Turkish Delight is most often used when referring to lokum, which is a sweet dessert made from starch and sugar and often flavored with rosewater, mastic, or lemon. It is said that in an attempt to satisfy his many wives, a famous sultan demanded his confectioner to create a blend of sugar syrup, nuts, dried fruits and other flavorings. Combined with a binding agent, the delicately scented and sugary sweet, known as Turkish Delight, was created. From this moment on, a plate of Lokum was served at daily feasts in the Ottoman court.
Salep itself is native to Turkey, although its popularity spread beyond this location to the Middle East, England, and Germany before coffee and tea became fashionable. However, it was still offered as an alternative beverage in coffee establishments. In England, during the 17th and 18th centuries, British orchid roots, known as “dogstones,” were utilized as substitution for the original Turkish salep orchids.
Europeans also believed that the orchid root could determine the sex of their unborn children. It was said that men who ate the larger root of the orchid would have sons whereas women who ate the smaller root would have daughters. Interestingly, the scent of the orchid species led to the belief that the plant arose from goat semen which fell on the ground during copulation and fermented.
Salep has a long history in Turkey and was originally used there as medicinal beverage and as a binder in desserts. The popularity of salep in Turkey has unfortunately led to a decline in the populations of wild orchids. True salep is now illegal to export out of the country and now instant salep mixes are made with artificial flavorings and substitutes in other parts of the world.
Other desserts made from salep flour include salep pudding and salep ice cream, also known as salep dondurma, or “Maras Ice Cream.” According to a New York Times article, the traditional Turkish salep ice cream is sweetened and flavored with mastic, a sweet-smelling resin, and thickened with salep. The ice cream was most likely discovered when accidentally frozen. Salep ice cream is typically stretched for 20 minutes into an elastic mass, creating a firm and chewy frozen concoction that is cut with a knife. Amazingly, this Turkish specialty is so stretchy it can be used as a jump rope.
Original article by: SexHerald.com
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Aromatherapy is the use of volatile liquid plant materials, known as essential oils (EOs), and other scented compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person's mood or health. Aromatherapy is a generic term that refers to any of the various traditions that make use of essential oils sometimes in combination with other alternative medical practices and spiritual beliefs. It has a particularly Western currency and persuasion. Medical treatment involving aromatic scents may exist outside of the West, but may or may not be intended by the term 'aromatherapy'.Aromatherapy is not only used to aid in the healing of illnesses and/or calming of the senses and the mind to relax, it can also be used as an aphrodisiac to set the mood for making love. Aphrodisiac aromatheraphy utilizes flowers most of the time. Every ancient culture has well documented the specific effects of flowers in the human libido. From the Egyptians and Romans to the Sumerians and Aztecs—sunflowers, peppermint, jasmine, lilies, and of course, roses—have populated the realm of romantic indulgence. The reason is not certain but perhaps it has something to do with the thought that flowers are the sexual representation of the plants. Logan Pearsall Smith pointed out in the late 1800s that flowers are the sex organ of the plant. Talk about phallic representation.
Aromatherapy has roots in antiquity with the use of aromatic oils. However, as currently defined, aromatherapy involves the use of distilled plant volatiles, a twentieth century innovation. The word, aromatherapy, was first used in the 1920s by French chemist René Maurice Gattefossé, who devoted his life to researching the healing properties of essential oils after a lucky accident in his perfume laboratory. In the accident, he lit his arm on fire and thrust it into the nearest cold liquid, which happened to be a vat of lavender oil. Immediately he noticed surprising pain relief, and instead of requiring the extended healing process he had experienced during recovery from previous burns--which caused redness, heat, inflammation, blisters, and scarring--this burn healed remarkably quickly, with minimal discomfort and no scarring.
In order to raise our libido, we have to first raise our body temperature. The aphrodisiac essential oils are mostly warm, rich aromas, such as those that come from spices and certain flowers. Aphrodisiac aromatherapy can be tricky. It may take calculation. What one person loves, another might find ghastly, but on a very basic level aromatherapy is a natural aphrodisiac that works to calm, soothe, stimulate and reduce stress, or negative energy. Because impotence and frigidity is most often associated with stress, emotion and psychology, plants that work to calm and soothe while actively stimulating hormonal production and reducing stress and anxiety are key elements in an active and healthy sex life.
Flower aromas can have strong psychedelic effect if not used appropriately but in moderation it is mild and aids in sexual health by improving the mental and physical aspect of the one smelling it. Some flowers though can have both an aphrodisiac effect through its aroma and/or via its connotation with lust, beauty, and pleasure.
Aromatic Aphrodisiac Stuffs
Rose. What can be more romantic than a rose, especially if it is red? The essential oil from red roses is a strong aphrodisiac. It is said that Cleopatra used to take bath with milk and rose petals.
Jasmine. The queen of the night in India. This wonderful fragrance has proven to have sensual effects in humans. It has been found that Jasmine stimulates our senses without any negative side effects. This very expensive and rare essential oil has been used as an aphrodisiac for hundreds of years in India. Women in India use it in their hair at night so that their husbands will be drawn to them to make love. When elephants need some help to reproduce, it is said that the owners put jasmine oil on them to excite them. The fragrance alone, when it comes from good quality pure oils, is exquisite. Altered or artificial versions do not have the same aroma and effect.
Lavender. Lavender dates as far back as the early Egyptians, and the ancient Greeks used lavender to fight insomnia, insanity, and aching backs. During the Middle Ages, Benedictine monks used lavender as a medicine and a remedy against the Plague, while London peddlers sold it as a charm against evil. Lavender was thought to be a magical aphrodisiac. It could stimulate the senses while simultaneously relaxing the mind, putting the body into a unique and uncommonly comfortable state of pleasure.
Vanilla. The sweet aroma of vanilla also has aphrodisiac effects. It is subtle, but certainly it cannot be ignored. It was so precious to the pre-Colombian Indians that they considered it suitable for their Gods.
Ginger. This spice raises the body temperature and adds sizzling flavor to any foods and not many people will connect ginger and romance. It is used in creams for the bride to be in many countries in South Asia. The tangling flavor of ginger can be easily used to enhance the flavor of teas, drinks, and of course, Asian curries.
Lilies. These flowers have a very basic romantic quality, deriving their lustful nature from their simple beauty and purity. Since ancient times, lilies have been used in cuisine. The Romans would sprinkle roses and lilies on their food, the table, and over entire banquet halls. They can be eaten fresh, dried, crystallized or even sugared for decorating candies and cakes, and they can be added to salads, be infused into teas, and prepared with sauces, jellies and oils. The Greeks associate the lily with their goddess Hera, telling that the lily first sprouted from the milk of this divinity. It has also been said that Roman soldiers ate the bulbs for nutrients and that it was used as a salve for wounds and an ointment for burns.
Ylang ylang. This floral aroma comes from China and other Asian countries. By itself, it is very sweet, sometimes too sweet, but combine it with other essential oils and it creates great blends.
Peppermint. Peppermint is another out-of-the-ordinary plant served as an aphrodisiac. Peppermint is said to stimulate passion. It has also been heard that it increases activity of the imagination and creativity, as well as enhancing dreams. Peppermint contains several of the superior sex vitamins, but the most important is vitamin D, which is responsible for hormone reproduction.
Clove. Cloves also raise our body temperature. Cloves have a very distinctive and rich aroma. Combine with other aromas and it creates very rich fragrances.
Sunflower. Sunflowers are the symbol of the sun, deriving their life from the same energy that the planet and all its life forms breathe life from as well. Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, was like his father, Zeus. His lust for beauty and nymphs, and his enjoyment in female companionship added to his conquests, which numbered in the dozens. Sunflowers are versatile; their petals can be eaten or infused with tea and their seeds can be dried and eaten. Sunflowers contain chlorogenic acid, vitamin E and iron, all of which are essential nutrients in promoting sex drive and sexual health. Vitamin E is responsible for oxygenating your blood, while iron keeps your blood healthy and efficient. Stimulation of blood in your sex organs is a vital aspect of gratification, so healthy blood is important.
These are the essential aromatic and therapeutic aphrodisiacs that you can use to make you feel good and attract your partner. They are well-known and easy to use. You can use them in candles, oil burners, massage oils, bath oils, and even cooking, depending on your preference.
Friday, November 21, 2014
For people who still loves their exes or have partners who suddenly left without saying goodbye or any form of closure, here are some love spells that I found from the net to give you a chance to return your special someone who has gone off in search of a new love, or is currently in a new relationship. Yes, they are genuine love spells but they are not the type where you get dire consequences in case you messed up, although they do have quite some little bad effects in case you’re too stupid to play with it around. So, do it at your own risk. And make sure also that you really feel it important and sincere in your heart to have the person you loved and craved for back to you.
Prayer to Saint Anthony (Catholic Patron Saint of Lost Things)
It’s Saint Anthony of Padua who lived from 1195-1231 we are dealing with here. He was a Franciscan monk born in Portugal and then lived in Morocco before finally settling in Padua. He was known as an eloquent speaker. Prayer cards manufactured in Italy identify him as the saint of "miracles," but to most Catholics, he is the patron saint associated with the return of lost things and missing persons or, in your case, love.
Typically, people, usually Catholics, recite this prayer to him for the return of what they lost:
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God
and Charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on
earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on
your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in
trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore
of you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer
may require a miracle. Even so, you are the saint of
O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full
of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the
Sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms, and
the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.
Amen. (Say 13 Paters, Aves, and Glorias)
But according to some sources, you can utter another invocation which can have the same effect:
St. Anthony, St. Anthony
Please come down
Something is lost
And can't be found
Dear St. Anthony, I pray
Bring it back, without delay.
Or maybe this:
Something's lost and can't be found
Please, St. Anthony, look around.
When you say these incantations, of course, it should be clear in your mind and heart what you’re petitioning Saint Anthony to return to you and not some things you just did in a party you’ve been at a while ago.
Argument Curing Spell
If you had a fight, an argument, or whatever untoward miscommunication that separated you for just a while you can use this spell to have both of you make-up with each other with your bitter feelings changing for the better.
You will need any purple object, preferably a candle, and the picture of your loved one you wish to make-up with.
Wrap the picture around the purple object with the picture facing the object (its white backside is exposed outside) then tie it so it doesn’t get loose. If the object’s bigger than the picture with a flat surface, you can put the picture face down on it instead. If it’s a candle you can light the candle. Within 24 hours, the bitter feelings would have surely eased out. In no sooner time, you and your loved one will be offering one another apologies and make-up. If you haven’t heard from them after about a day when you did this spell, maybe you can give them a call or go see them. Rest assured everything will be calmer between the two of you.
Return Lost Love Spell
You’ll need six candles; one for each color -- red, blue, green, yellow; and two for pink. Light them according to their corresponding positions (put them first in their corresponding corners before lighting them): red = south, green = north, yellow = east, blue = west. Get inside the four candles and hold the two pink candles then light them. Face the red candle and recite until you feel you’ve done enough already:
"Beautiful Goddess, powerful God, hear my prayer! Lords of fire, burn my desire, times three If it is meant to be, Bring *NAME* back to me."
The Mantra of Love
Write in a paper “*YOUR NAME* loves *YOUR BELOVED’S NAME*”. Say it in reverse, meaning all the letters in reverse and not just the sequence of the words. Then write the reversed words in a new paper with a green ink, crayon, or pencil, whichever without spaces (all the letters go together). You must carry with you these papers all the time, the longer the more potent the spell is. Every day, you must take out the paper written in green and recite it seven times in a screaming volume. Recite it letter per letter as in “N, E, L, L, E, etc, etc.” If you’re smart enough, do it in a place where no one will mind what the heck you’re doing. But, if you can take the thought that they consider you as a crack pot, well, by all means, you can just forget that I warned you. Always take note that you should take out the paper where the reversed letters are written in green every time you recite it loudly. And don’t forget to carry with you also the one you wrote first.
This spell can also be used if you’re wishing to have a particular person fall in love with you.
The Photo Spell
This one’s not from the net but from those whom I asked who have, let’s say, quite a handy knowledge about these things. All you’ll need is a photo of the one you wish to return to you, a black cloth, and a red string.
Wrap the photo with the black cloth. Then, tie the red string around the wrapped photo. Prepare a special altar-like place where you could place the photo wrapped in black cloth and tied in red string. A cabinet top or a small table top will do. Place the photo with a candle beside it, any candle will do. Light the candle and say any prayer you want with the particular person you wish to be back to you in your mind. Always be sincere about your wish when you do this for the spell to be effective. After the prayer you can put-off the candle. Then, every time you go to bed, light up the candle and do the same prayer with the specific person you wish to come back in mind. Put out the candle after the prayer then place the photo under your pillow. Do this everyday and you’ll be meeting up with your long lost love soon enough.
They say the more you do it, the more this person you wish to be back will think and dream of you. It’s as if they can’t have a day without the thought of you. Try to contact them to add more pressure. When doing this, according to my sources, patience is always the key. They say people will not always be easily carried away by just dreams and simple remembering. Time is always a proven element that solves most things.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ylang-ylang (ee-lahng-ee-lahng), Cananga odorata, is a small but beautiful flower of the cananga tree. The tree attains an average height of 12 meters, grows in full or partial sun, and prefers the acidic soils of its native rainforest habitat. The leaves are long, smooth and glossy. The flower is greenish yellow or pink, curly like a starfish, and yields a highly fragrant essential oil. A related species is Cananga fruticosa which is a dwarf Ylang-Ylang growing as small tree or compact shrub with hightly scented flowers. Ylang Ylang has been cultivated in temperate climates under conservatory conditions.
The word derives from the Tagalog (one of the native languages of the Philippine Islands) plant name ilang-ilang, and does not allude to the pleasant scent of ylang-ylang flowers.
Ylang-ylang essential oil is used in aromatherapy. It is believed to relieve high blood pressure, normalize sebum secretion for skin problems, and considered to be an aphrodisiac. According to Margaret Mead, it was used as such by South Pacific natives such as the Solomons where she did much of her research. The oil from ylang-ylang is widely used in perfumery for oriental or floral themed perfumes. Ylang-ylang blends well with most floral, fruit and wood smells. In Indonesia, ylang-ylang flowers are spread on the bed of newlywed couples.
The scent of ylang ylang, if used in the right quantities, relaxes your troubled thoughts. It’s because it has a euphoric and sedative effect on the nervous system and helps with anxiety, tension, shock, fear and panic. As a tonic to the nervous system that has comforting and soothing effects plus it lifts the mood, it has been known as one of nature’s potent aphrodisiac which, some say, is useful for impotence and frigidity. In fact in parts of the Pacific Rim, ylang ylang is associated with weddings and honeymoons. This may account for its popularity in perfume blends. Of course, the so-called aphrodisiac scents also simply smell wonderful, which may be why they are attractive to most women.
Traditionally, it was used medicinally to treat malaria and to sooth insect bites and to fight off other infections.