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15 Foods That Boost Sex Drive In Women

by Dr. Surya Bhagwati on Dec 09, 2021

A healthy sex drive is not just important for intimacy but also for your physical and emotional health. If you have a healthy libido, you can naturally feel emotionally satisfied in your day-to-day life. On the other hand, a low sex drive can cause lethargy, low energy levels, and even depression.

There are several ways women can naturally boost libido, including eating the right foods and taking sexual health boosters.

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In this blog, we have provided a list of 15 foods that turn females on sexually. But before jumping to the list of libido-boosting foods, lets get a better understanding of what is sex drive. 

What is Libido?

Libido is also known as sex drive or sexual desire. Your sex drive can be affected by hormone levels, medications, medical conditions, and relationship factors.

What is the normal sex drive for women?

Everyone has a libido which usually declines with age. Women in their late-30s to mid-40s seem to have the strongest sex drive.

However, some women have an abnormally low sex drive that is classified as a form of sexual dysfunction. Its called FSIAD (Female sexual interest/arousal disorder) and is when a woman has a persistent lack of sex drive that isn’t caused by medication or other ailments.

Fortunately, Ayurveda can increase female libido with the right aahar (food), vihaar (lifestyle), and chikitsha (medication). 

1. Nuts

Nuts to increase libido in women


Nuts like peanuts, walnuts, and pistachios are great for boosting libido in women (and men). They contain amino acid L-arginine which is proven to boost nitric oxide levels and blood flow to sex organs, naturally stimulating your body for sex.

2. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds to increase sex drive in women

Pumpkin seeds are popular testosterone boosting food often discussed as a way for men to improve their sexual health and mood. However, women can also take pumpkin seeds to boost their sex drive. This food also contains antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and zinc to help improve your libido.

3. Avocado

Avocado to increase libido in women

Avocados are not part of the average Indian diet but are a great way to boost sex drive in men and women. It contains folic acid and Vitamin B6 which boost energy levels while regulating prolactin levels, supporting healthy libido.

4. Chocolate

Chocolates can increase sex drive

Chocolate is a known aphrodisiac that contains PEA (phenylethylamine) which helps boost serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, making you feel happy and satisfied. Eating a few pieces of chocolate can help get you and your partner in the mood.

5. Watermelon

Watermelon to increase sex drive in women

Watermelon works by boosting blood circulation to the sex organs, helping to naturally enhance your libido. It contains Citrulline which can help stimulate arginine levels to relax blood vessels for improved blood flow.

6. Bananas

Banana to increase sex drive

Bananas are rich in potassium and bromelain. Potassium is an essential nutrient that helps with muscle contraction and may improve the quality of sex. Bromelain is an enzyme that helps support healthy testosterone levels and libido.

7. Capsicum

Capsicum to enhance libido

Capsicum can help boost your metabolism while also promoting heart rate and blood circulation to the sex organs. It stimulates endorphins which help promote female sex drive naturally.

8. Oysters

Oysters can enhance sex drive in women

If you are a fan of shellfish, Oysters are a great way to boost libido for men and women. These natural aphrodisiacs contain D-aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate which are two amino acids that support healthy testosterone levels.

9. Garlic

Garlic to increase sex drive


Garlic is found in most kitchens and is a great way to boost blood circulation naturally. It is packed with Allicin which is the active component that helps promote blood flow to the sex organs and boost libido.

10. Spinach

Spinach for enhancing sex drive

Spinach is packed with Magnesium which can help boost blood flow by reducing blood vessel inflammation. This vegetable also helps support a healthy sex drive in men as well as women.

11. Ginseng

Ginseng to improve sexual performance

Ginseng is an ancient herb that is well-known for its immunity and health-boosting benefits. It can also help boost sex drive and help improve sexual performance for men and women.

12. Saffron

Saffron for enhancing sex drive in women

Saffron, while expensive, is a natural aphrodisiac with immense benefits for your sex drive. Most often, it is blended with milk and drank before bed where it is said to boost energy levels and stamina.

13. Cinnamon

Cinnamon can increase sex drive

Cinnamon is a spice that helps boost sex drive in women while also helping to boost blood flow to the sex organs. You can drink tea with cinnamon for a tasty and libido-boosting tea.

14. Sweet Potatoes


Sweet potatoes can increase sex drive in women

Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, and antioxidants that help promote sex drive in women while supporting sexual health and performance.

15. Strawberries

Strawberry can boost sex drive

Strawberries are often associated with sex because they help boost the sex drive for women and men. These tasty treats are rich in Vitamin C, Folic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids which provide enhanced libido and blood flow to the sex organs.

Vihaar (Lifestyle) Suggestions & Home Remedies to Boost Libido

While the above-mentioned aahar (food) suggestions are going to help elevate your sex drive, the right lifestyle choices can also support your libido.

Here are a few home remedies to boost your sex drive:

  • Regularly exercise to improve your stamina and strength
  • Lower your stress and anxiety levels
  • Plan a romantic night with your partner
  • Talk to your partner to strengthen your bond
  • Try yoga for better sex and libido
  • Stop smoking and excessive alcohol consumption

These practices will help you increase sex drive in women. Read in detail about how you can increase male libido in these 20 steps.

BONUS: Herbs And Medicines That Can Boost Sex Drive Naturally

16. Gokshura

Gokshura herb to increase libido

Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris) is an Ayurvedic herb that has proven its potential as a libido-boosting herb, amongst other benefits. This herb works for men as well as women and can help boost arousal and sex drive. Gokshura can be taken separately or as part of Ayurvedic medicine for female excitement.

17. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha to increase sex drive in women

While Ashwagandha is commonly used in muscle gain supplements, this rejuvenating (Rasayana) herb also helps boost strength and stamina. This herb may help turn females on sexually while combating female arousal disorders. Studies have found its ability to support natural testosterone levels safely can help promote female libido without any known side effects.

18. Shatavari

Shatavari increases sex drive in women

Shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb known to help treat female infertility and low sex drive. This herb can increase nitric oxide levels and support optimum testosterone levels in the body, elevating sex drive and sexual performance in women. Ayurvedic practitioners also prescribe Shatavari for women with fertility issues

19. Mood Boost – The Ayurvedic Medicine For More Power In Women

Mood Boost - Ayurvedic medicine to increase libido in females

Dr. Vaidya’s Mood Boost is a herbal medicine that contains time-tested Ayurvedic ingredients that promote female excitement without any known side effects. With these power-boosting herbs, Herbobliss is safe with no known side effects for women.

You can buy Mood Boost for Rs. 469 from Dr. Vaidya’s Ayurvedic store online.

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