What Are Enemas and How to Take an Enema?

Maintaining regular elimination is crucial to overall health. Enemas and colon cleansing play an important role in health by clearing the body of toxins and impacted waste. A clean colon leads to improved health. When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty, as are the organs and tissues. Therefore, the bowel must be cared for first, before any effective healing can take place.

Enemas are a safe, effective, and ancient remedy for all kinds of ailments. They efficiently clean the colon of fecal matter in the lower portion of the intestine and are an excellent remedy for relieving headaches, constipation, gas, colds, fever, backache, fecal concentration, and toxic buildup.

Enema bags, sometimes called “fountain syringes” can be found at most pharmacies or online. They look like a hot water bottle and come with a tube, an adjustable clamp, a nozzle, and a hook for hanging on the door or shower curtain.

How to Take an Enema

Needed Equipment

  • enema bag
  • castor, olive, or sesame oil as lubricant for enema tip
  • purified or distilled water
  • towel (for your head and for kneeling on)

Steps

  1. Rinse bag and nozzle to ensure cleanliness.
  2. Fill enema bag with lukewarm purified water and hang approximately eighteen to twenty-four inches above the floor (from towel rack or door handle).
  3. Lubricate enema tip with oil.
  4. Release a small amount of water to relieve any air pockets.
  5. While kneeling, insert enema tip into anus, controlling the flow of water with the valve. If you feel you cannot hold the water, take deep breaths and close the valve until the feeling subsides.
  6. Once the bag is empty, remove nozzle and lay down on floor in a comfortable position. Alternate positions—lie on your left side, then your back, and then your right side—to help move the water around.
  7. Massage your abdomen, starting with descending colon (left side of lower abdomen). Work up to the transverse and then down the ascending colon (right side of abdomen).
  8. When you have the urge to release, sit on the toilet (preferably with knees up on a stool).
  9. Continue massaging the abdomen and remain on toilet until all water and waste is released.

Some Useful Tips

  • Do not use hot water—this is a shock to the colon and can result in reabsorption of toxins.
  • Warm water helps loosen solids.
  • Cold water contracts muscle tissue and stimulates peristalsis (wavelike contractions that move food along the digestive tract). It can cause cramping if too cold.
  • You can add wheatgrass juice or ELive to enema water (great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls).
  • Without forcing yourself, try to retain the enema water for two to ten minutes.
  • If the bag is suspended too high, excessive pressure can cause discomfort. The bag should be just high enough to allow water to barely flow. Don’t worry how long the enema takes.
  • Always breathe and relax. Follow enemas with wheatgrass implants (wheatgrass juice used as rectal implants).

And you can also watch this explanatory video to get a visual understanding about enema.

Why Do We Sweat? – Anatomy of Sweating

Some people sweat more than others, but everybody sweats. The major functions of sweating are to remove unwanted waste products from the body and to help regulate the body’s temperature. Sweating goes on whether you visit the North Pole or bask in the sun on a tropical island. Heat produced by the muscles and by various chemical reactions in the body is taken up by the watery sweat and carried out to the surface of the skin, then discharged into the air when the water evaporates. When it is hotter and the body heat builds up faster, you sweat more. Sometimes so much sweat is produced that it forms visible drops that roll down your face or soak your shirt. (A baseball pitcher working on a hot summer day may sweat out more than a gallon of fluid in a single game.) When it is colder you sweat less, although some sweat is still being formed. Even when you cannot see or feel any wetness on your skin, about three cups of sweat evaporate from your body each day.

Two Types of Sweat Glands

There are two types of sweat glands:

  • Eccrine Glands
  • Apocrine Glands

The most abundant are the eccrine glands, the sweat glands mainly involved in the body’s temperature – control system. They produce a thin, watery sweat containing water, salts, and a body waste product called urea. The ones in the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet are particularly sensitive to emotions. When you are about to give a speech or bat in a tight ball game or meet someone who is important to you, you are likely to find your palms sweaty.

The apocrine glands, the other type, are found only in the armpits, genital area, and nipples and typically empty into hair follicles. The secretion of apocrine sweat glands is a sticky white,gray, or yellowish fluid containing a number of complicated chemicals. This kind of sweat is a part of a communicating system that humans do not use very much (at least, not consciously) but many of our animal relatives depend on: communication by scent messages. Each person (or animal) has a characteristic “odor signature,” produced by chemicals in the breath and various body secretions. This odor may vary, depending on a person’s physical condition or emotional state as well as various body cycles. Animals use scent to mark off their home territories and to announce to other members of their species that they are ready to mate. Scientists are not sure yet how much of a role scent plays in human life, but they do know that the sweat from the apocrine glands is the main component of “body odor.”

The apocrine glands do not become active until puberty. So, although young children sweat, their perspiration doesn’t have the “smelly” odor typical of adults. Actually, it is not the sweat itself that smells.The odor results from the action of bacteria that grow on the sweat. Apocrine sweat is smellier than eccrine sweat because it contains much larger amounts of organic chemicals (good bacteria food). Body hairs also help to trap moisture close to the skin and provide more surfaces for bacteria to grow on—and the places where apocrine sweat glands are found are usually rather hairy. Bacteria grow and multiply faster in hot temperatures, which is why your underarms are smellier in the summer than in the winter.

Functions of Sweating

In addition to cooling the body and getting rid of wastes, sweat helps to lubricate the skin cells on the outer epidermis and keeps them from being worn away too quickly.

          Areas of sebaceous (oil) glands

The skin is also lubricated by another type of gland found in the dermis, the oil, or sebaceous, glands. Sebaceous glands are found in the skin of many parts of the body, but they are concentrated mostly on the face, neck, upper chest, and back. In some areas of the face there are about two thousand oil glands per square inch! There aren’t any oil glands on your lips, the palms of your hands, or the soles of your feet—areas that are completely hairless. (But anyone who has ever had sweaty palms or sweaty feet knows there are plenty of sweat glands there.)

                           Sebaceous gland

Dry Skin Brushing – How to and Benefits

The skin, sometimes called the third kidney because of its eliminative function, is the largest organ of your body. It is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification, making it one of the most important eliminative organs. When you dry skin brush, you help your lymph system cleanse itself of toxins that collect in the lymph glands. It helps the detoxification process by increasing circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system, opening the pores, and invigorating the skin.

Dry skin brushing removes the top dead layer of skin, encouraging new cells to rejuvenate. It helps make the skin glow. The gentle brushing of the bristles also has a beneficial effect on cellulite and is one of the easiest methods to improve your overall health and beauty.

There are various types of brushes, available at most health food stores. You will need a brush with a handle (some are detachable) so that you can reach all the inaccessible parts of your back. Make sure that your brush is a natural (not synthetic) bristle brush, so it won’t scratch the surface of the skin.

If you don’t have a dry skin brush, a loofah may also be used as long as it isn’t wet. If using a loofah, you’ll need a softer brush, or a flannel, for your face.

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

  • stimulates the lymphatic system
  • helps eliminate toxins from the body
  • increases circulation
  • helps digestion
  • strengthens immune system
  • encourages cells to regenerate
  • removes dead skin layers
  • helps combat cellulite
  • improves muscle tone
  • stimulates the nervous system and brings a great sense of well-being
  • invigorates and enhances your general health

Dry skin brush each part of your body daily, just before showering. Do not brush wet skin as it won’t have the same effect. Always brush toward the heart, beginning from the soles of your feet.

How to Brush Your Skin

  1. With long sweeping strokes, work upward from the soles of your feet to the legs and thighs.
  2. Move brush across your stomach and buttocks.
  3. Sweep brush from the palm of your hand toward your elbow and shoulder.
  4. Move from the neck down toward back and/or chest.

And some tips when brushing your skin.

  • The best time to brush is before your shower, after your morning exercise, and before breakfast (on an empty stomach).
  • Brush gently where the skin is thinnest (use a softer brush for your face).
  • Always use a natural fiber brush.
  • If your new brush is too rough, or you wish to clean it, wash it with water and mild soap and let it dry in the sun.
  • The brush is personal—do not share it with anyone else.

And you may find a visual application of dry skin brushing in this good explanatory video.

Biological Properties of Our Skin

Beauty may or may not be only skin deep, but the skin is the part of us that other people see. Inside, we may all have the same basic assortment of organs, but it is our outer appearance that makes us look unique. Even the skin on our fingers carries a set of fingerprints that no one else has.
The skin reveals a lot about our inner selves. It grows pale when we’re afraid and flushes when we’re excited or embarrassed. It always gives us away when we’re tired. Doctors can be alerted to possible internal diseases, such as diabetes and liver disease, just by examining the skin.

The Wall Around Us

The skin is a protective shield around the body, keeping out harmful things such as bacteria and pollution. It’s naturally waterproof and will not allow water past its protective shield even when submerged for long periods of time. Skin helps to give the body shape and form and keeps important fluids and our internal organs inside and safe from harm. It protects the body from heat and cold by regulating the body temperature. Unlike a coat made of cloth, which no longer fits when you outgrow it, the skin can contract and expand like a balloon. Think of all the times you ate just a little too much, and the skin on your belly stretched, only to return later to its normal size. The skin grows around us as we grow taller and wider. It also has an amazing ability to repair itself if it is cut, torn, or burned.
Our skin is more than just a self-repairing, protective overcoat, though. It is an organ of the body, and a very active one, at that. It helps to rid the body of excess fluids, salts, and wastes. Some skin cells are like miniature factories, producing a variety of hormones and other substances and carrying out various chemical reactions. (Under the action of sunlight on the skin, for example, vitamin D is converted to an active form that helps to control the formation of bone.) The skin is also a sense organ that brings us information about the world: Through it we feel pain and pleasure, heat and cold.
It may seem a bit strange to think of the skin as an organ, like the heart or brain. What is even more surprising is that it is the largest organ in the body. If all of a person’s skin were stretched out, it would be large enough to cover a tabletop or a door—twenty square feet or so—and it weighs about eight pounds. The skin is made up of billions of cells, each microscopic in size. These cells are constantly being replaced. A skin cell lasts less than a month from the time it is formed until it falls off and becomes a tiny flake of dust. That means that every month you have a completely new skin covering on your body.
The skin is divided into three basic layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous layer.

The Outer Layer

Did you know that every skin cell that you can see is dead? No, you’re not suffering from some mysterious disease. This is a perfectly normal state of affairs for the amazing outer covering of your body. The outermost layer of the skin is called the epidermis. (Epimeans “over”; it lies over the dermis, the layer that makes up the bulk of the skin.) The epidermis is about as thick as a sheet of paper. It is composed of fifteen to twenty layers of cells stacked on top of each other.

                            Epidermis

New cells are created in the deepest part of the epidermis, called the basal layer. Cells reproduce by dividing. As the skin cells get older they are pushed upward toward the outer surface of the epidermis by new cells that are forming. As they move outward, they become flatter, accumulate a horny protein called keratin, and start to lose precious moisture that keeps them alive. Eventually, by the time the epidermal cells reach the outer surface, they are completely flat and have lost most of the cell fluid. The nucleus—the ”brain” that holds the instructions for all the living cell’s activities — has disappeared.

It takes an epidermal cell about two weeks to reach the upper layer on the outer surface of the body. This layer is exposed to the air, which would quickly dry and kill living cells. But the cells of this outermost layer are all dead, and they form a hardened protective shell called the stratum corneum (literally, the “horny layer”) over the living cells beneath. At some time during the next two weeks the dead cell falls off or is washed away—perhaps speeded in its departure by the rub of a towel or the scratch of a fingernail. The loss of dead cells from the outer layer of the skin is a natural process that goes on continually. Normally we don’t notice it. But when dead skin cells are shed too quickly, psoriasis or dandruff may be the result.

The epidermis serves mostly as protection for the body. In addition to providing a physical shield, this part of the skin also protects us from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. The basal layer of the epidermis contains melanocytes, cells that give the skin its color by producing tiny particles of the pigment melanin. Melanin particles absorb the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation and keep it from damaging the body’s delicate cells and chemicals.

A fascinating thing about melanocytes is that everyone has basically the same number of them. The reason there are people of many different colors in the world is that each person inherits genes that tell the melanocytes just how much melanin to produce and how big each melanin particle will be.

When skin is exposed to the sun, the melanocytes produce more melanin. This extra pigment produces a darkening effect—a suntan—and provides better protection. People who are very fair may not be able to make enough melanin to protect themselves effectively. Then the ultraviolet in the sun’s rays can damage skin cells, producing a painful sunburn.

The Living Skin

                            Dermis

Beneath the epidermis is another major skin layer, the dermis. Its name comes from the Greek word for skin, and this layer makes up about 90 percent of the skin. All of the cells in the dermis are alive, and they are nourished by a rich network of millions of tiny blood vessels, called capillaries. The dermis also contains numerous nerve endings, as well as hair follicles, sweat glands, and oil glands. They are all held in place by a strong yet very elastic substance called collagen, which has been called ”nature’s nylon.”

If harmful microbes get into the dermis—perhaps through a cut or scrape in the protective barrier of the epidermis—they may begin to multiply, producing an infection. Then another series of body defenses goes into action. Chemicals released by the damaged cells cause the walls of the tiny blood vessels in the skin to get leaky, and fluid from the blood seeps out into the tissues. This process is called inflammation. Disease-fighting white blood cells squeeze their way out of the capillaries and roam through the dermis on search and destroy missions against the invading microbes.

The dermis gives the skin its strength, yet can stretch to allow the body to move freely. (As we age, the dermis grows thinner, and the accumulated effects of the years and exposure to the sun make it lose its elastic springiness; gradually it stretches out and sags, producing wrinkles.)

This important skin layer also contains a number of sensory nerves that end in specialized sense receptors. Some respond to heat, others to cold. Some are sensitive to the slightest touch, some to a firmer pressure; still others provide warning signals of pain when skin cells are being damaged.

The network of tiny blood vessels crisscrossing the dermis brings oxygen and nutrients to keep the epidermal cells alive and carries away their waste products. The capillaries also expand and contract to help cool the body down or warm it up. When the air around you is hot, special sensors in the skin send messages along nerves to the brain. These messages spark a new set of signals, which cause the capillaries to expand. Then they have a larger surface for radiating heat, which passes out through the skin directly to the air or is taken up by the water in sweat, which carries heat out of the body. Cold air against the skin surface is also reported by skin sensors, prompting signals that cause the capillaries to contract. That decreases their radiating surface and helps to conserve body heat that would otherwise be lost through the skin. The body’s system of internal ”thermostats” fine-tunes the various processes of conserving and releasing heat, so that the inner body temperature stays at about the same level no matter how hot or cold it is outside.

When the capillaries in the dermis expand, the reflections of the red blood cells that they carry give the skin a rosy color. (Not only heat but also emotions can spark this reaction. That is what happens when you blush in embarrassment.) When the capillaries contract, they take up a smaller fraction of the skin area, so not as much of the red color is visible. Then the skin turns pale. (This reaction, too, can be produced by strong emotions.)

The tiny coiled tubes of the sweat glands are found in the dermis but extend up through the epidermis and end at the surface in openings called pores. Sweat pores are too small to see with the naked eye. Over the entire body surface, there are between two and five million of these sweat glands!

What is Acne and Why It Attacks During Puberty?

Tonight is the big night. You’ve been looking forward to the school dance all week. Now it’s almost time to go. You glance in the mirror while you’re washing your face.What’s that on the tip of your nose? It’s big and awful. It’s a zit! “Why me?” you cry.

If you have that common skin disorder called acne, you’re not alone. Close to 90 percent of all teenagers are bothered by acne sometime between the ages of twelve and seventeen.For some it’s only an occasional pimple or so. But for others it could mean painful red sores all over the face, neck, chest, and back.Most people grow out of acne by their late teens, but for some it can last until their twenties, thirties, and forties. Acne can also leave behind scars that cause psychological stress for a person’s whole life.

Most people don’t think of acne as a disease or a disorder. It’s just one of those awful things teenagers have to face while growing up, and there’s really nothing much you can do about it.

Not so! 

Why people get acne is still partly a mystery and, like the common cold, acne has no cure. But skin specialists and researchers know enough about acne so that almost every case is treatable.

Although doctors are not sure exactly why it starts, they have a pretty good idea of how it develops. After all, they’ve had a long time to study acne. This condition has been around for as long as there have been people—teenagers have been plagued by acne for thousands of years.

Even if you’re a pharaoh, you may still have problems with acne.

King Tut, the best-known Egyptian pharaoh, was only in his teens when he died. Scientists can tell that this famous teenager had the same problems with pimples as teens do today. Various medications were put in Tutankhamen’s tomb to help treat his acne problem in the afterlife.

Everyone knows what the blotches, blackheads, and pimples of acne look like, but there are many myths and misconceptions about this condition. Lots of people have lots of different ideas about what causes acne and how to get rid of it.

Generally, when we think of acne we think of acne vulgaris. (Vulgaris in Latin means “common.”) It is a disorder of the hair follicles and their attached oil glands in the skin, and its symptoms can vary from just a few pimples to many deep cysts.

Why Acne Attacks Teens and Adolescents

Most people get acne during adolescence. It seems unfair that this extra burden should be added, just when a boy or girl has so many other upsetting adjustments to cope with. But the acne process seems to be linked with the whole sweeping complex of changes that occur in the adolescent body.

During the teen years the body is flooded with hormones that stimulate many changes. Hormones are chemicals that help to control and coordinate body processes. Different hormones are produced to regulate nearly everything that goes on inside us. Growth hormones stimulate growth, for example, and sex hormones control sexual development. Adolescence is a time when both these types are produced in abundance.

At puberty the pituitary gland, the master gland that is found at the base of the brain, tells the body to start making sex hormones. In boys the main sex hormone that is produced is testosterone, which is made in the testes. In girls estrogen and progesterone are produced in the ovaries. Testosterone and progesterone are chemically very similar, and together with the estrogen’s, they belong to a class of compounds called steroids.

In addition to sparking a rapid growth and development of the sex organs, the sex hormones stimulate the formation of secondary sex characteristics, such as breasts in a woman and facial hair in a man. They also cause the oil glands in the skin to grow larger and secrete more oil. Sometimes, though, too much oil is produced. This may result in acne.

Most adolescents eventually outgrow acne. That is, it usually goes away by itself. But it may be years before it stays away. During that time, many teenagers often feel uncomfortable about their “spotty” complexions. They may feel awkward about the way they look and tend to shy away from people and activities because of their self-consciousness. Worse yet, in severe cases scars can remain behind to haunt a person for the rest of his or her life. Many people will try anything to get rid of their acne problems.
Unfortunately, there is no miracle cure for acne. No injection will cause pimples to disappear overnight and stay away. You can’t take a pill to banish unsightly spots. Controlling acne is something that has to be worked on every day, and treatments do not produce immediate results. Often it takes one to two months of treatment before an acne problem is finally under control. Even then you have to continue the treatment, or else the pimples may come back.

You may be able to keep an acne problem under control by yourself. Nearly 90 percent of all people with acne don’t go to a doctor. Instead, they try to deal with their acne by using one of the countless products available from supermarkets and drugstores. However, if you decide your acne is too much for you to handle on your own, you may wish to see your family doctor or a skin specialist, called a dermatologist, for help.

Even with a dermatologist, the battle against acne is a team effort. You will have to follow your doctor’s recommendations carefully every day.

Whether you fight acne with a doctor’s help or on your own, you should know as much as possible about it so that you can understand what’s going on in your body and how you can best help conquer those annoying spots. This book will help you by describing how pimples form and what today’s medical specialists know about the causes of acne. In later chapters you’ll find out how to treat pimples on your own, when you need to see a specialist, and what a dermatologist can do to help. But first let’s find out more about the part of the body that acne affects most directly—the skin.

Five Tips for Everyday Skin Health

Your skin is the most remarkable feature on your body and to take care of it in a gentle, healthy manner, you do what any other person would do- you go to the beauty store. The beauty industry has manufactured vast amounts of glowing, colorful bottles of body butters—each with its own inviting string of words, each proclaiming that it’ll reduce your aging, your sunspots and your dry skin!

Be Gentle

Be Gentle with Your Skin

Constant shaving and make up usage can pack a real punch to your skin cells.
When you shower or bathe, limit your time in the water. If you bathe for too long, your skin begins to lose its important oils that fight back against chemicals and pathogens. When bathing, remember to use warm water; limit your hot water usage.

Also, when choosing soap, use something weak. Strong detergents similarly alter your skin’s oil construction, thus stripping your body’s important fences from your exterior. Find a mild cleanser.

While shaving, always lubricate. Apply lotion, shaving cream, or gel to your skin and always utilize a sharp razor. Contrary to popular belief, you should shave in the direction of your hair’s growth. Be conscious about your towel usage. When you remove yourself from the shower or bath, pat yourself dry instead of scrubbing at yourself. Patting yourself allows moisture to remain on your skin. It allows your skin to further retain oils.

Utilize a natural, chemical-free moisturizer.

Be Careful with the Sun

Be Careful with the Sun

Despite the summertime search for the perfect tan, we all know that sun damage contributes to a wealth of problems: things like wrinkles, sun spots, and skin cancer. Not all skin types can handle the same amount of sun. This ultimate amount of sun is based on your stock of melatonin: if you have darker skin, your body is ready to absorb sunshine. If you have lighter skin, your body cannot absorb as much sun without problems. Regardless of your amount of melatonin, however, it’s best to take precaution.

Always use sunscreen. Your SPF should be at least 15, and you must reapply every two hours. If you are swimming or exercising, you should reapply more often.

Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the sun is its most direct and intense. These are not “prime pool hours.” Instead, seek shade beneath pool umbrella or a tree. Enjoy the outdoors, of course, but opt for sunscreen and shade at all times.

Wear proper clothing. Woven cloth should cover your arms and your legs. Opt for a wide-brim hat, as well, in order to protect your face. When doing laundry, utilize special laundry detergent with ultraviolet ray protection. This provides an added anti-sun layer to your clothing.

No Nicotine

Say No to Smoking

We all understand the detrimental effects of smoking on the lungs and teeth. However, smoking rallies hard against your skin. Smoking decreases blood vessel flow in your dermis; therefore, the nutrients and oxygen required in the basal cell layer for cell creation are low. Your skin cells become weak and more susceptible to wrinkles.

Furthermore, smoking damages your dermis’ elastin and collagen. As aforementioned, these layers allow for strength and elasticity. Damaging them contributes to pre-aging. Your skin will lose its elasticity and begin to fall in on itself. You will lose that youthful glow. Quit smoking as soon as possible. Ask your health professional for assistance.

Try to Reduce Stress

Stress’ effects on the body are unlimited. Your body releases a hormone called cortisol when your body feels the “fight or flight response.” This response is, of course, necessary for survival. When you are in danger or closing in on a work deadline, cortisol works to rev your cells. It forces you to respire more quickly and push into immediate action. However, continued stress allows cortisol to become rampant in your system. It begins to work like a free radical, damaging and killing your cells. Therefore, when it arrives in your basal cell layer—where new skin cells are always forming—it can actually damage these cells. When free radicals damage skin cells, the cells begin to die. This contributes to pre-formed wrinkles.

Work through your stress and remember to take the time to calm yourself. Your skin will thank you.

Have a Balanced Diet

Balanced Diet

Your diet affects every part of your body. An unhealthy diet, most notably, creates inflammation in your digestive system. This inflammation creates an inability to leek all the nutrients from the food to your blood vessels. Therefore, your body cannot deliver the proper nutrients to your skin cells; as a result your skin cells do not have the building blocks to become powerful, thriving members of your body’s biggest and most-beautiful defense system.

Load up on fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables allow for healthy digestion and decrease inflammation. Furthermore, they’re filled with phytonutrients that actually decrease wrinkle-causing free radicals in your skin.

In addition, fruits and vegetables are filled with Vitamin C. Vitamin C fights back against the stress hormone, cortisol. As aforementioned, cortisol causes a wealth of problems when chronic stress takes hold of your body. Cortisol increases free radical damage.

Avoid processed sugar like the plague. Processed sugar causes interior inflammation and contains no vitamins or nutrients. It contributes to acne, skin spots, and increased wrinkles.

Historical Mixtures to Boost Libido and Sexual Potency

Normally, a healthy man has more sexual power and more sexual desire and need. For the purpose of preserving this sexual power, mankind has resorted to many remedies since the first ages of history. Young men have tried several remedies to prevent sexual exhaustion because of their overdose and to avoid the onset of old age. For male sexual impotence, he has always searched for the cure, while the woman avoided to be labeled as infertile and applied various remedies.

Ancient Love Syrups

These fears in men and women are spread all over the world, including more in the Orient. Because of these reasons, Orient has become the leader of the cradle of drugs and research as well as the art of cooking.

Mandragora (Ginseng)

Mandragora is the first plant to increase lust. Mandragora, harvest time is found in Europe and America. There is no hard part of this plant. It has a very wide root. The length of the root is up to one meter. The root is poisonous, but this root has entered the composition of many drugs. In ancient times, when people fell in love, they believed that these roots had a magical force.

Mandragora was a precious plant in the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Romans used the root of this herb to make love syrups. The authors at the time stated that this weed blunted the male’s sexual appetite and protected the woman from infertility by making the woman easily. (Mandragora officinarum) belongs to the family of potatoes. This plant is also found in Mediterranean countries. The body is short and has egg-shaped leaves on top. If the root is thin, there are two legs that are thick and forked. Fruits are orange-colored grapes. Due to the effects of emetic, emollient and drugs, this plant is very famous for its use in ancient times. At the same time, this was used in all areas of witchcraft.

According to the superstition of Europe, this plant grows under the death row and in a man hanged, the penis would cause awakening and semen discharge. Mandragora grass was formed from the sperm falling on the ground. According to other beliefs, the man’s urine has produced a similar result.

Satyrion (Orchis)

According to ancient Greek and Roman sex writers, it is the more famous Satyrion plant than Mandragora Grass. This must be the same as the Orchis plant. Orchis, which has been used extensively in the song, has been used as a medication for the fattening of the weak and is still used. As known, Orchis roots are collected in the fall. It is dried and boiled in water. It is then dried again and pulverized. Orchis is a nutritious food first of all because it contains a lot of starch. It is mixed with milk and drink with sugar in most of the countries of the Orient. If the ingredients such as ginger and cinnamon are also put on, it increases the appetite and increases the sexual power of the body. Here, at that time, the sex writers report that a species of Orchis, satyrion, has also raised sexual appetite. Women and men would retreat to their rooms and drink satyrion. Satyrion, when drunk, into the syrup is mixed with cantharides or poppy. Today, if you search hard enough, you may still encounter satyrion in one of your spice store’s dusty shelves. There are also tablets taken orally.

Greek and Roman Methods For Increasing Lust

There are many other methods in the Romans and Greeks to treat sexual insufficiency in men. The ancients mix the forged pepper into the nettle seed and keep this mixture in the drinks to increase the lust. Other than that; Onion, honey, cabbage, eggs and pineapple were among the foods that increased lust. The Greeks also praise shellfish and snail, especially as they characterize the onion as the main nutrient that increases lust. The local massage also raises lust in ancient Greek medical books. The essence of pomegranate tree branches increased sexual appetite.

There are many inclinations of love in those who eat bags of various animals, especially those who eat donkey testicles. Horace has written that bone marrow and liver dryness were among the substances that increased lust at that time. In addition, the intestines of various birds, fish and reptiles were among lust enhancing substances. Even semen and menstrual blood have been used in this regard. The deer’s semen was precious. Furthermore, the wolf and hedgehog penis was used to increase lust.

In the Romans, wine was undoubtedly precious. But they did not neglect the food to increase lust. Onions and snails were one of the leading foods. If we collect all of this: the Romans have attached great importance to the commitment between food and success in love and have paid attention to this.

Perfume for Increasing Lust

In the orient, perfume is a must. They spread the fragrance coming out of the mugwort , the oil and amber coming out of the palm cat, women into their nightgowns, their laundry, their hair, and even their whole body, and thus they increased the man’s lust. The Romans’ perfumes were very famous. Even the perfume shops of the Romans were secret deeds and meeting places for prostitutes. As many customers of cologne and essence entered these shops, they covered their faces in order to hide themselves. For this reason, the perfumes used by the rich layer were special perfumes manufactured in special laboratories. Women or men, who found a good essence, would call this essence in their own names.