People looking for sizzle in their love life should try adding this spice to the mix: Cleopatra took baths in waters scented with saffron prior to making love. According to Suzanne C. Fuchs, MD, health and wellness expert/blogger, some research suggests that saffron has antidepressant properties because it supports the metabolism of serotonin—the neurotransmitter important to a good mood. If you’re feeling down, you’re less likely to be interested in sex, right? Dr. Fuchs warns that it’s better to use saffron in foods rather than take it as a supplement. Just be sure to avoid these foods that can kill your sex drive.
Honey’s romantic nature is undeniable. The only scientific evidence that honey might help is for something called “mad honey” —which is potentially poisonous. So why not focus on honey’s sensual taste and texture? According to Julissa Arangure from Shari’s Berries, honey contains substances like boron which could, in theory, help boost sex hormones. Here are some other natural ways to boost your sex drive, too.