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Chris with Tongkat Ali Root. Photo courtesy Medicine Hunter

Chris Kilham’s Top 10 Hot Plants

Want to turn your bedroom into a hothouse? These ten treasures from nature will take your sex drive and overall fulfillment to a higher level of vitality. Yes, they really do work.

1: Tongkat Ali
Eurycoma longifolia

This root from Malaysia and throughout southeast Asia radically improves erectile function, increases testosterone, and cranks up ATP, the body’s primary energy unit. The result? Nature’s Viagra.

2: Rhodiola Rosea
Rhodiola Rosea

Hunted in Siberia, this super root promotes energy, stamina, sexual function and libido. It reduces stress-induced chemicals, and protects both the body and mind.

3: Yohimbe
Pausinystalia yohimbe

The bark of this African evergreen tree yields yohimbine, a fast-acting central nervous system stimulant that increases circulation in the fine vessels of the sex organs.

4: Horny Goat Weed
Epimedium Sagittatum

The sole food of an especially horny goat of ancient legend, this Chinese leaf produces an androgen-like effect that can improve erectile function, libido and overall sexual vitality.

5: Ashwagandha
Withania Somifera

This potent Indian root has been used for at least 3,000 years, to enhance libido and sexual vitality, improve fertility and overall reproductive health, and to reduce stress.

6: Catuaba
Erythroxylum catuaba

From the steaming Brazilian Amazon, the bark of catuaba is used throughut that entire region to increase libido and sexual potency, and to restore lost vitality.

7: Zallouh
Ferula hermonis
This Middle Eastern member of the parsley family grows on the vast slopes of Mount Harmoun. Extracts made from the root contain substances that dilate blood vessels and stimulate circulation, and boost sex drive while protecting cells.
8: Maca
Lepidium meyenii

A turnip-shaped vegetable from the mustard family found in Peru, maca contains powerful sex-enhancing substances that occur nowhere else in nature. This super food can be added to blender drinks, cookies, pancakes and other foods. A quality concentrated extract will keep you good to go all day long.

9: Ginseng
Panax ginseng

This plants’ roots are long-heralded treasures of traditional Chinese medicine, to boost overall vitality, bolster the immune system, strengthen sexual vigor and improve sexual function. At least two human studies show that 900 mg of red ginseng daily significantly improves symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

10: Eleuthero
Eleutherococcus senticosus

Despite the confusion over its name, Wucha, or Siberian Ginseng, or Eleutherococcus senticosus, is an extraordinary herb that strengthens the body, enhances performance, and gives a tremendous boost to sexual vigor and function.

BONUS: Cocoa (Chocolate)
Theobroma cacao

Dark, rich chocolate gets into your brain soup and tickles your loins. It contains phenethylamine, which boosts endorphins, and increases brain levels of the feel-good chemical serotonin. Chocolate is a true love drug.