Ah, the apple, the temptation of Eve, the downfall of the Garden of Eden. It is no big secret that the apple has been a representation of sexual pleasure, but it is potentially one of the most powerful out there? Why is it making headlines all across the globe as an aphrodisiac?
A Look Back At The Apple
Apples have been part of the human diet for tens of thousands of years now. People have been consuming and eating them for their powerful health benefits for just as long, but far too few people know of their true origination. This powerful fruit can be dated back to millions of years ago in the Tien Shan mountains of Kazakhstan. People in North America starting harvesting apples in Jamestown in the early 1600s, but believe it or not, it wasn’t for eating. They were grown and turned into cider. Cider has become more than a popular beverage in England after the wake of the Norman conquest in 1066. Cider eventually became so popular in this part of the world that it was used to pay wages.
Any aphrodisiac effect from a such common fruit?
It is no secret that apples have always represented some kind of forbidden pleasure. This dates back to the beginning of time, but there is a new study that shows they can lead to better sex life. This was discovered in a study conducted and published in the Arches of Gynecology and Obstetrics. From September 2011 to April 2011, researchers in Italy monitored and analyzed 731 sexually active women. All the women were ages 18 to 43 and had no history of difficulty with sex. The women were separated into two groups. One was given regular apples once or twice a day, while the second group didn’t get any.
After a set time period the women then participated in a questionnaire. The results were that the women who consumed the apples had increased lubrication, sexual satisfaction, and overall sexual function. Apples are known to contain tons of antioxidants and polyphenols, which are also known to increase blood flow throughout the body and mind. However, what’s less known is that the apple also contains something very much akin to a female sex hormone. This would be phloridzin. It is said to be a common phytoestrogen that is somewhat similar to that of estradiol. Estradiol is a female sex hormone that affects vaginal lubrication as well as female sexuality in general.