1. Ashwagandha

This herb is very popular in Ayurvedic medicine because it has such wonderful healing properties. Ashwagandha is one of the special 18 adaptogens here on the planet, so it can give you energy. It helps with anxiety while at the same time lowering your cortisol levels. It also has a positive effect on your irritable mood and stops your mind from racing so you can get a good night’s sleep. More>>

2. Ginseng

This herb is the most revered herb in China, Korea, and Japan. They revere it for its tonifying and anti-aging properties. Most Chinese and Koreans take it for energy during the day or when they start getting older to boost their whole body.

Legend has it that the famous Chinese monarch Qin Shi Huang regularly ate ginseng in hopes of gaining eternal life. King Yeongin lived to be 83, and he also made ginseng a regular part of his diet. Many Emperors of China used ginseng to remain virile and for optimum health and most of us want the same results.

This sexy root, which looks like an old man, is full of energetic powers that benefit the whole body. Ginseng is a potent energy tonic and will keep you awake and alert for several hours. This herb will help you to stay focused and to keep your mind alert. What is really incredible is that it doesn’t just give you a boost of energy, but it also helps with depression, high cholesterol, and diminishing libido. In Korea and China, men and women take it every morning when they start getting older so that they don’t lose their stamina and vitality.

This sexy tonic also helps to offset general weakness in the muscles, lungs, and the male’s sexy appendage, so that you and your significant other both can have the energy to go all night or as long as you wish, both finishing with smiles on your faces.

P.S. This is Siberian, Panax, or Chinese Ginseng – not American ginseng. The American species is used for insomnia and nourishing the Yin of the body, not the Yang.

Panax or Korean Ginseng can be purchased raw, in pill form, capsules, tea, or tinctures. It is also one of the main ingredients in many of those energy drinks on the market, but it is not the ginseng that hurts your adrenals – it is the caffeine and sugar that they also add to the mix. Having a nice cup of ginseng tea will not give you a nervous buzz that will later cause you to crash. Ginseng will give you a nice feeling of energy and alertness for the day without the jitters. In China, it is also called the “wrinkle eraser,” because this herb can give you energy and help erase your wrinkles. Now don’t you think Chinese herbs are sexy?

3. Yerba Mate

This sexy herb has the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate. It comes from Argentina and legend has it that the goddesses moon and cloud were coming to Earth to visit and a jaguar went to attack them, but a man stopped the jaguar from attacking them, so the goddesses gave him the mate as a present. It is considered the “National Drink” of Argentina.

This sexy herb has been used in South America for centuries to give their people a jolt of caffeine but without the jitters and the upset stomach. Yerba Mate also has 12 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and an abundance of antioxidants. They say that this herb contains practically all the vitamins necessary to sustain life. Now don’t you think that is better than having a cup of Joe?

This is what I drank to get over my addiction to my regular, “Grande Soy latte” at Starbucks every morning. I read that Yerba Mate would give me a boost of energy and keep my mind alert while it also suppressed my appetite. That is all they had to say to help me kick my habit. It took a week, but Yerba Mate and I have bonded, and it helps me to wake up every morning.

They do sell it in tea bags but the loose leaf variety is what did it for me. I could get up in the morning and go to the coffee maker but instead of putting in French Roast or Colombian, I put in Yerba Mate and after a week I was hooked. In South America, they drink it out of a gourd with a silver-looking straw but me and my coffeemaker wake up each day to a sexy cup of Yerba Mate and I do my sexy-dance of gratitude for the goddesses’ sexy gift to us mere mortals.

4. He Shou Wu

“A sexy weapon against aging.” This sexy root and vine is known to fight aging, boost your energy, and fortify your bones, while keeping your hair on top of your head healthy and shiny. It also helps you to keep your natural color longer in between colorings. A Chinese woman will start drinking this tea the minute that she sees a grey hair.

The name He Shou Wu means, “Mr. He who has beautiful black hair” because the legend is that Mr. He was a very old, grouchy man who lived by himself out in the woods. He was also a stingy man who didn’t want to pay for tea so when he saw this vine growing outside his house, he started cutting it and brewing it as a tea, and the results were amazing. His hair turned black again, his wrinkles disappeared, and he had so much energy that he was able to marry a young girl in the village, and he lived long enough to have many children.

Fo-Ti is the Western name for this herb and Western medicine has found that it is an “adaptogen.” Adaptogens are a super-elite, sexy group of herbs. They have only discovered 18 of these sexy herbs that give the body what it is missing so if you need energy, it gives you energy; if you need sleep, it helps you to sleep.

This herb can also help you to remember things because it helps to rejuvenate brain cells. The other nice quality of adaptogens is that they help your body to deal with stress. They stop your adrenal glands from producing cortisol which is that yucky hormone that goes crazy when we are in constant stress and produces that belly fat that we can’t get rid of easily. Stress is really hard on the body and after being under constant stress for a long period of time you will burn out your adrenals and cause havoc to your health. This sexy herb helps to nourish your adrenals so they get their second wind while it also gives you a Zen Master feeling of calmness and the energy that will help you get through the current crisis.

I love this herb because it gives you a nice zing of energy so you can leap tall buildings, act like Buddha in stressful situations, and have a clear mind to juggle all those balls you have up in the air while your hair is smoking hot.

5. Bai Zhu

This sexy rhizome is the most used herb in Chinese Medicine because it benefits both men and women’s health. It is used in China as a Qi tonic to help build up your “digestive Qi” and the Qi for your whole body.

You will know if your Qi is weak when you are just plum tired and you can’t seem to shake it or if your muscles and mind just seem to be on auto zombie mode and you just have no passion or drive for anything. Maybe you are so tired that you can’t even visualize things getting better or planning something fun. All you can think about is just getting through the day.

This herb is sexy because it can assist you with getting your zest for life back and you don’t have to worry about Bai Zhi interfering with any medications that you are currently taking. It is a gentle and sexy Qi builder for your whole awesome body. This herb can also improve any kind of edema because it is a light diuretic that drains the excess fluid without hurting the body.

It is commonly used for its ability to build up Qi in the body without any side effects or negative interactions with other drugs, so if you are holding back from taking a Qi tonic because of the medications you are on you might want to purchase Bai Zhu in its raw form or go to see an acupuncturist to make sure that it is part of your personal tonic.

If you purchase it raw and want a little more kick, then dry fry the herb in a pan before boiling it in water.

6. Royal Jelly

This is what they feed the larvae that they want to turn into queen bees, and this is also what the queen bee eats so that it has everything in it to become a gorgeous sexy Queen and then to remain one for the rest of its life. I think that is sexy.

I want to be treated like a Queen, so I have added it to my daily routine and I like it. This jelly is packed full of your B vitamins like B5, B6, and B3, and we all need our B vitamins to keep our minds calm and collected. It also has acetyl-choline which helps with brain function which keeps your mind alert so you can make big decisions in a calm state.

This elixir also is full of all of your fat soluble vitamins like A, D, and K, which help your skin and body, and it also contains ‘royal-lactin,’ which is the protein that is needed to turn the egg into a queen. Since it can turn an egg into a hot bee, it will also help you with your hormones and hot flashes while also giving you the proper amount of amino acids to build up your collagen. Imagine having more energy because it is an overall tonic, having a clear mind, beautiful skin, and your hormones in balance.

7. Deer Antler Velvet

This is a very powerful tonic for the body. We use it in Chinese Medicine for people who have chronic back pain, weakness, fatigue, or if you are just feeling weak, tired, and cold all the time. This extract does a great job of tonifying your body from the inside out. It also helps with strengthening the muscles of the body and helping you to feel strong like a Buck again.

I like the fact that deer antler can strengthen your bladder and uterine muscles so you don’t have to run to the bathroom every few minutes and feel like, “I’ve got to go, I’ve got to go,” or having to worry about a sneeze. You can also start to enjoy a good belly laugh and you won’t have to worry about leaking. My issue with leaking was when I used to do jumping jacks in the morning as part of my routine. I took deer antler for a while, and I can sleep through the night without having to get up, and I can go to my exercise classes without having to wear a mini pad just in case there is a lot of jumping involved.

For men, it helps with getting their groove back and their virility. Muscle magazines have been praising the benefits of deer antler for a while because it helps with energy, stamina, and virility. I recommend it to my male patients who are recovering from cancer or a post–operative to help them to feel like their “Super-Stag” selves again quickly.

These sexy antlers are also full of glucosamine chondroitin sulfate that helps with joint inflammation and also helps with stimulating your brain so the next time you see Bambi on TV and you see his little velvety antlers think sexy brain, sexy joints, strong back, and no incontinence. Now that is a sexy mindset.

The deer are not killed. They are raised, and the baby antlers are harvested because they grow back each fall. They only cut the young, fresh antlers, because they are still alive and producing DHEA and Growth Hormone. They also want the IGF1 factor that is only available until the antlers start to calcify. Once they calcify, they are basically just dead bone that looks great for attracting a cute doe.

8. Astragalus

This is a great herb for tightening up the skin on the neck and those pesky droopy eyelids. It is also good for building up the Qi (energy of the body) so it gives you energy. Since it is working from the inside out it also builds up your immune system, so you get more energy, tighter, and lifted skin while at the same time it is making your immune system strong with sexy, little white cells running around keeping you healthy and attractive.

Astragalus “the great lifter” means it can also lift saggy skin from the knees and elbows on the body. It can also help women who suffer with prolapse of the uterus. The only way to put it back where it was in your 20s is with surgery. If it has fallen and the doctor doesn’t want to perform surgery you might want to get some astragalus or go see your local acupuncturist because acupuncture can help, and she can mix the astragalus with other herbs to make it even stronger.

It can be purchased in the form of raw, capsules, powder, or tincture online or at your local Chinese store or health food store. If you buy the dried form, it can be added to any soups; just make sure that you rinse and soak it before adding it to the soup because they sometimes spray it with sulfur to preserve it longer.

I love this herb so much that it is an ingredient in my Orange Soup because this particular soup helps to build up the Qi and immune system of your body while it also tonifies your digestive tract and pancreas.

In Chinese Medicine when the digestive tract is healthy and strong, the rest of the body will be healthy and strong because it is responsible for the production of Qi, and Qi is good.

9. Guarana

This sexy plant is from Venezuela and Brazil, and it packs more punch than a cup of espresso. These little seeds have double the amount of caffeine than coffee. Guarana has 4.5 grams of caffeine while coffee has 2.2. These guys can definitely help you get going in the morning and can put a high voltage spring in your step.

If you don’t like the bitter taste of coffee, but you enjoy that jolt of energy that only caffeine can give you, then you might want to think about guarana. These sexy seeds have the ability to super charge your energy, get your mind to focus, and to keep you sharp and alert. Guarana would be a good choice on days that you have to take a big exam, do a presentation, or you have to sit through a boring class or meeting. While the others in the room are yawning or are having a hard time concentrating, you will ace the exam or presentation and feel like a sexy winner when you are done. Nothing is more “unsexy” than a foggy brain that has no focus or direction. Wittiness and a quick brain are sexy tools that work wonders at every age. Keeping your mind clear and sharp into old age will benefit everyone around you and even contribute to your overall health.

Guarana has also been used for weight loss because of the saponins in the plant. They help to burn pesky fat deposits in the body. For those of you who are sensitive to caffeine because of high blood pressure or other issues be cautious when purchasing an innocuous energy drink. They have been adding Guarana to them and they have added it to many of the weight loss pills out there as well. If you have no problem with caffeine, then indulge in this sexy drink when you want to shine.

If you are a tired, sexy one and you need to do a presentation or have an event to go to and all you can think about is your pillow, you might want to take some guarana capsules to help you perform at your best.

They are sold online or your local health food store likely carries it. Follow the directions on the bottle and don’t take it every day because it will wear out your adrenals. It is for special occasions.

 

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