Aphrodisiacs are for real. Their rich botanical legacy has survived the ages in traditional cultures worldwide. Now, researchers are discovering what shamans and indigenous healers have always known.
In a revealing ABC 20/20 interview with medical correspondent Tim Johnson, MD, 'Medicine Hunter' Chris Kilham, Explorer in Residence at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, argues for the efficacy of plant-based natural aphrodisiacs. The segment aired Friday, November 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET as part of an hour-long ABC 20/20 show that explores sex myths.
Kilham visited China, India, Malaysia, Brazil, Syria, Siberia, Peru, Venezuela and Ghana in search of bona fide, time-tested botanicals used in traditional cultures for boosting sexual health, performance and pleasure. hot plants the book (St. Martin's Press), and Hot Plants(TM) For Him and For Her herbal formulas are the fruits of his global trek.
"Aren't aphrodisiacs a bunch of hooey?" asks Dr. Tim Johnson. "Absolutely not," answers Kilham. "I have traveled the world to meet face to face with experts for every one of these Hot Plants. The effects of these natural sexual enhancement plants is not imaginary."
Kilham chose his Hot Plants wisely, including only botanicals with an established sex-enhancing pedigree and good science behind them. The
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"They enhance sexual function in a variety of ways," explains Kilham. "Some rid the body of stress-related compounds. Some increase arousal, performance and pleasure for her. Others enhance circulation, performance, and endurance for him. So people aren't getting a single effect," he says. "They're receiving multiple effects from one product."
"Most aphrodisiac formulas in the market provide only trace elements or ineffective amounts of an herb," Kilham warns. "The difference between Hot Plants and pharmaceuticals like Viagra is that Hot Plants don't just produce an erection, but create a healthy response for the whole body. None of these natural herbs, if taken according to directions, will be harmful. Apparently, not so with pharmaceuticals."
(5,640 deaths reported among men using Viagra -- JAMA, July 2002)
Kilham says that real aphrodisiacs can take a week to three weeks to work their magic. "The main market for Hot Plants is baby boomers who are losing their libido, erotic sensitivity and vital circulation, and are now seriously looking for solutions," says Kilham. "However, don't discount the 20-to-30-somethings who are just plain looking for hotter sex."
"People's experience is the ultimate validation. Science does not validate experience -- it explains it," he says. "When you spend time in cultures where the herbs are used regularly, you learn quickly what's real and what isn't. I guarantee, it's never a guessing game to know if Hot Plants formulas are working!"