Sexual Medicine and Health

Natural Sexual Aphrodisiacs: The Good, The Bad, and The Deadly

April 1, 201614 min
Host: Michael Krychman, MD

There are many herbs and supplements that have gained popularity as natural sexual aphrodisiacs. While many are sold over the counter nationwide to enhance sexual function, a surprising number of supplements can cause ranges of serious side effects. Which aphrodisiacs have been proven effective, which are safe, and which are potentially deadly? Host Dr. Michael Krychman joins Dr. Elizabeth West, a resident physician at the University of California-Irvine, to talk about the spectrum of natural herbs and supplements, from foods like honey and chocolate to herbs such as ginseng and macca, and their known sexual health benefits vs risks.

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