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|Author||: S.K. Sood,S. Rana,T.N. Lakhanpal|
|Editor||: Scientific Publishers|
Sex' has played a key role in all cultures. Many stories and anecdotes fill the history with incidents of sex and related acts, especially of Kings and Kingmen who received treatments for increasing their vigour and vitality from `Dhanvanthris'. Many plants have been used traditionally for this purpose. Recent upsurge of `Viagra' in media is a well known story. However, the knowledge of aphrodisiac plants is necessary for everyone to lead a healthy and psychologically contented life. From the ancient times, this subject has aroused interest, but, there is hardly any attempt to bring together the widely scattered information available till date, so as to provide baseline data for researchers and students alike. With this sole objective in mind, the present compendium has been prepared with all the earnest efforts to provide information on Botanical names, Synonyms, Family, English, Hindi and Sanskrit names, Distribution, Parts used, Active constituents, Aprhodisiac preparation and Biological activity of over 456 species belonging to 331 genera under 116 families of which, 2 species (2 genera) belong to Fungi, 2 species (1 genus) to Lichens, 6 species (5 genera) to Pteridophytes, 6 species (3 genera) to Gymnosperms and the remaining 456 species (320 genera) to Angiosperms having 360 species among dicotyledons. The original source of information is also given. For ready reference to contents and from the point of view of lay readers, 8 useful appendices and 43 colour photographs have been provided. It is hoped, that, this invaluable compendium with its comprehensive coverage of the subject will provide a distinct baseline for scientists, students and professionals, working in the field of economic botany, ethnobotany and the science of reproductive biology.
|Author||: Esmond Choueke|
|Editor||: Citadel Press|
Investigates the various herbal potions and pills that enhance lovemaking, with case studies from users, and an analysis of the physiological and psychological factors that make these compounds work
|Author||: Bruno Cerdan|
Aphrodisiac Cuisine - a selection of the best recipes from all over the world - showcases how classic culinary heritage and avant garde fusion complement each other to stimulate and satiate your appetite.
|Author||: Kimberly Gallagher|
|Editor||: Hay House, Inc|
Plants are the great healers of the earth, and their capacity to support healthy sexuality is just as powerful. This beautifully written and illustrated book brings you into a relationship with herbs for sexual fulfilment and empowerment. Drawing on her own knowledge of herbalism and sacred sensuality, along with intimate stories from students who implemented her teachings, Kimberly Gallagher guides you on a personal journey of growth aided by the aphrodisiac properties and sensual uses of healing herbs and flowers such as damiana, cacao, and rose. Kimberly is an author and co-founder of LearningHerbs, a widely respected herbal education website. In Aphrodisiac, you'll find practices and recipes for putting the herbs to use-including Autumn Blush Cordial, Rose Massage Oil, and Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Torte-along with user-friendly and well-researched monographs that teach you everything you need to know about every featured herb. When people are sensually alive and sexually fulfilled, they are more confident, creative, and joyful. They are also more likely to share their unique personal gifts with the world. Aphrodisiac is an essential resource for anyone wishing to live a more vibrant life.
|Author||: Amy Reiley|
|Editor||: Life of Reiley|
The sequel to the critically acclaimed Fork Me, Spoon Me, this spicy cookbook is a manual to romance whether it is in the kitchen or the bedroom. Amy Reiley—master of gastronomy and the leading American authority on sensual foods—defines and demystifies aphrodisiac foods, from the scent of red wine as seduction tool to watermelon doubling as a little blue pill. The simple and satisfying recipes include strawberries and cream buttermilk pancakes, fresh corn soup, lobster pasta in champagne sauce, hot chocolate martinis, and chipotle bacon chocolate chip cookies.
|Author||: Peter V. Taberner|
|Editor||: Springer Science & Business Media|
The planning and writing of this book has taken rather longer than I had originally intended; what began as a modest literary project for two second-year medical students has expanded over eight years to become a complete book. The subject matter lent itself all too easily to a sen sationalist approach yet, on the other hand, a strictly scientific approach would probably have resulted in a dull dry text of little interest to the general reader. I have therefore attempted to bridge the gap and make the book intelligible and entertaining to the non-special ist, but at the same time ensuring that it is factually correct and adequately researched for the scientist or clinician. I have always been impressed by Sir J .G. Frazer's introduction to his classic book The Golden Bough in which he apologizes for the fact that an article originally intended merely to explain the rules of succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia had expanded, over a period of thirty years, to twelve volumes. The present work cannot pretend to such heady levels of academic excellence.
|Author||: Mark Douglas Hill|
|Editor||: Random House|
The perfect gift for Valentine's day - practical, simple and sensuous recipes to unleash the lover in all of us. Mark Douglas Hill has spent a lifetime in pursuit of foods that encourage friskiness and enhance the frisking. In search of the ultimate aphrodisiac dishes, over the years he has researched and refined, trialed and tested ingredients and recipes from all over the world. This compendium of culinary come-ons is the legacy of his unceasing quest. The Aphrodisiac Encyclopaedia is a veritable cornucopia of titillating titbits - from liquorice to lobster, figs to foie gras, and mango to mint. Along with mouth-wateringly tempting recipes, each entry is packed with diverse and diverting fact - historical, literary, biological and psychological - and the aphrodisiac and amorous qualities of each ingredient examined and appraised. This Valentine's, cook up a steamy dinner for the man or woman in your life with The Aphrodisiac Encycopaedia.
|Author||: Eng Soon Teoh|
Did you know that Vanilla was formerly served as aphrodisiac by Cassanova and Madam Pompadour, and Elizabeth I loved its flavor? This is the first book that provides a complete worldwide coverage of orchids being employed as aphrodisiacs, medicine or charms and food. Opening with an in-depth historical account of orchids (orchis Greek testicle), the author describes how the Theory of Signatures influenced ancient herbalists to regard terrestrial orchid tubers as aphrodisiacs. Doctors and apothecaries promoted it during the Renaissance. Usage of orchids in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Ayurvedic Medicine; by Tibetan yogins and Amchi healers for longevity pills, tonics and aphrodisiacs; by Africans to prepare 'health promoting' chikanda or as survival food when lost in the Australian bush are some highlights of the book. Early settlers in America and the East Indies often relied on native remedies and employment of orchids for such needs is described. Also covered are the search for medicinal compounds by scientists, attempts to prove the orchid's efficacy by experiment and the worry of conservationists.
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
A five-volume translation of the classic sixteenth-century Chinese novel on the domestic life of a corrupt merchant.
|Author||: Rob Handel|
|Editor||: Samuel French, Inc.|
Congressman Dan Ferris is being questioned about the disappearance of intern Ilona Waxman. Sound awkward? Imagine if he was your dad...--Publisher description.
|Author||: Michael Albertson,Ellen Albertson|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Eating and sex have never been such titillating bedfellows. From the time Casanova proclaimed oysters "a spur to the spirit and to love," aphrodisiacs have been coveted for their sexually stimulating effects. However, the best ways to release and ignite their power have been shrouded in mystery. Now, Ellen and Michael Albertson expose the hidden delights of aphrodisiacs -- ones you know about and many that will surprise you. From virgin-fresh basil to searing chiles, from edible blossoms to intoxicating vanilla, they present more than one hundred delicious and bedroom-tested edibles that are quickly made, fast-acting, and available in your pantry or supermarket. Here, too, are tips for incorporating aphrodisiacs into a creative love life -- including massage, aromatherapy, and foreplay. Revealing new scientific discoveries and the secrets of lovers throughout the ages, the Albertsons show you how to: Create more powerful orgasms with vitamins, minerals, and herbs Design a six-day eating plan that will get you in shape for a weekend of sex Prepare an erotic meal with only a few ingredients Build a bigger, better penis And more Temptations will prepare you for tonight and beyond.
|Author||: William R Cullen|
|Editor||: Royal Society of Chemistry|
Sex, drugs, rocks, gold, murder, war, mass poisonings, the deaths of Napoleon, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and others are all linked by one element - arsenic! Arsenic has been around since the beginning of time and the word has become a metaphor for poison with associated shock value. The general public are fearful of any possible exposure to it and yet it holds a certain dark and eerie fascination! The average person has only one idea about arsenic - it is poison - and this reputation has a sound base. Some arsenic compounds are very toxic and have been used with criminal intent from the time of the ancient Romans to the present day. Up until now, there has been no book that covers arsenic with such breadth. This book is a general appreciation of how much the element, arsenic, has become part of our lives in an entertaining style covering the years 1000 BC to the present day. The coverage of the chemistry, toxicology, and medicinal aspects is deliberately kept at a level for the general reader to understand. It covers the way in which this ubiquitous element and its compounds have influenced the lives of the people of the world. The author's objective in writing this book was not to elaborate on the vast chemistry of the element, but to try to reveal to the general reader how the element and its compounds have become embedded in our social fabric, for good and for ill. No other element comes close in this regard and he uses the word sociochemistry to describe this interface between society and chemistry. The book covers a broad range of topics including the use of arsenic in human medicine in many cultures from Chinese medicine to the beginning of chemotherapy. This peaked in the western world in the early 20th century, with Ehrlich's discovery of salvarsan, an arsenic-based cure for syphilis that gave rise to the field of chemotherapy. Salvarsan and related compounds were eventually displaced by antibiotics such as penicillin. Arsenic trioxide has staged a comeback, however, and is being used as a successful treatment for a form of leukemia. Other chapters cover arsenic compounds which were widely used in agriculture and wood preservation during the 20th century and their associated myths as well as arsenic compounds as chemical warfare agents and the resulting stockpile. The topic of arsenic in the environment is discussed in depth - arsenic is all around us - in our soil, our water, and our food, and our bodies have adapted to its presence and it does not usually pose a problem. However, the natural presence of high concentrations of arsenic in drinking water currently threatens the lives of millions of people in India, Bangladesh, Mexico and elsewhere. It also covers mining and pesticide manufacturing which can lead to high local arsenic concentrations in soils, slag heaps and mine tailings which, when located close to human activities, can produce human health risks. Other chapters cover a variety of topics including: " A proposed connection between arsenic and Cot Death (SIDS) which caused panic " The high concentration of arsenic in kelp products-is this harmful? " What about the 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide stored in a mine in Canada? " How toxic is arsenic anyway, and how do you assess the risks of exposure? " How did Napoleon die? These and many other topics are addressed at a level that will result in understanding without delving into too much technical detail or requiring a degree in chemistry. Essential reading for everyone with a general interest in science, this illuminating text covers a broad range of topics.
|Author||: Marion McGilvary|
|Editor||: Kyle Cathie Limited|
Since the beginning of time, lovers have longed to discover anything that would heighten sexual performance and enhance desire. Now, Aphrodisiac takes a new look at the subject, exploring the erotic potential of all our senses—sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. It updates the notion of what constitutes sex appeal and suggests imaginative ways of stimulating the libido and thrilling one's partner. Enhanced with luscious photographs and replete with amorous enticements, Aphrodisiac is the perfect romantic gift. Marion McGilvary is a journalist whose work has appeared in Vogue and Marie Claire.
|Author||: James Adler|
SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND LITTLE-KNOWN SECRETS REVEALED*** Spice Up your Sex Life with Natural Aphrodisiacs. YOUR Ultimate Guide to Natural Aphrodisiacs for Him and for Her. HOT RECIPES INCLUDED! Learn how to increase and stimulate your sexual energy with natural aphrodisiacs that have proven to be very effective in boosting male and female sexual performance! Sex is a part of human relationships and is needed for an amazing and fulfilled life... The love hormones produced by the body after sex, encourage people to create bond and build trust with their partners. The art of making love helps people rejuvenate and fight ageing. "Spice Up Your Sex Life with Natural Aphrodisiacs" WILL TEACH YOU ALL ABOUT: Aphrodisiac Foods and Drinks to Stimulate Sexual Desire (RECIPES INCLUDED) How to Use Aromatherapy to Boost Sexual Energy The Most Effective Female Aphrodisiacs for Great Sex Life The Most Effective Male Aphrodisiacs for Great Sex Life Tantric Massage for Sensual Sexual Experiences Much, much more! What are you waiting for? Rebalance yourself and rev up your sex life!