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5 Pokey Homemade Aphrodisiac Tea Recipes – Consume with Caution

By Robin C Mac


There are aphrodisiac’s found in food store’s, and then there are the more powerful aphrodisiacs alive in nature, that will truly elevate the male sexual psyche.

Oysters (zinc), sparrow grass (asparagine) or dark chocolate (phenylethylamine and serotonin) are great for boosting semen production and simulating your state of mind, but you’ve probably never said to yourself: “Cor, I can feel that asparagus kicking in”.

Not to pooh pooh garlic butter spears or a luscious creamy fudge cake, there are some ingredients that are a bit pokier when it comes to male pleasuring.


5 Powerful Homemade Aphrodisiac Tea Recipes


1. Pine pollen

Pine pollen is the bees knees when it comes to natural potent aphrodisiacs and as a homemade aphrodisiac tea goes, it’s perhaps the mother of all libido stimulating teas.

It can also heal wounds, prevent gum disease, enhance whole body-function, protect the liver, reduce blood fat, and improve immunity.

A powerful androgenic, vitamin and mineral, pine pollen tinctures can be quite potent so caution is advised.

You can of course brew up your own pine pollen tea, but first it’s useful to know how to harvest, store and use pine pollen.

Here’s a helpful vid if you don’t know how, or you can purchase some pine pollen in supplement form.


How to make pine pollen tea

If a pine tree is ready to shed its pollen, it will release a mild yellow dusting.

You can shake this from the younger male pine cones which are slimmer than the fatter females. Collect ones that have fallen or are still on their branches (but don’t remove), by gathering them in a plastic bag and shaking them.

Older, browner, more unfurled cones will have released most of their pollen.

If you’re in the aphrodisiac making business for the long haul and would like to conger up a tincture, then you can gather the pollen in a jar and mix it with vodka or an alcohol of your choosing, and let it ferment in a cool dark place for 4 weeks.

You’ll then have a beautiful, dark piney scented aphrodisiac syrup.

What you’ll need

  • few grams of pine pollen or some pollenating male pine cones
  • plastic bag/container
  • a sieve if filtering the pollen powder
  • weighing scales
  • empty tea bag/steeping pot

Pine pollen tea recipe

  1. Let’s assume you just have some male pine cones that are sprinkling some yellow pollen grains when you shake them. Place as many as you can in a plastic bag or container and shake them around until the pollen has built up.
  2. On a sieve designed for finer particles, sprinkle out the remnants from the shake-up, to filter out any debris.
  3. You now have your pine pollen. Keep it sealed in an airtight container.
    Pine pollen is best used in the first 3 days but you can freeze it or vacuum seal it.
  4. Don’t consume more more than 1.5g for safe measure.
    Steep in a bag in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes as you would Gynostemma leaves.

Be aware that some people have allergies to pine pollen.


2. Tongkat Ali

Like maca and ginseng, tongkat ali is a another root touted for its many health qualities, but its aphrodisiac dimension makes it special.

To go about extracting tongkat ali from the root itself, you’ll need to be fluent in isolating bioactive compounds using either ethanol or water, so we’ll skip the chemistry lesson, but advice is out there.


How to make a Tongkat Ali tea

So you’ve got your hands on some tongat ali, presumably over the counter or online, and your ready to perk things up a bit.

What you’ll need

  • 2 grams Tongkat Ali root chips or powder
  • 1 liter of water

Tongat Ali tea recipe

  1. Wash the Tongkat Ali root chips (if using).
  2. Soak the chips or powder in hot water for 1 hour.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Strain the tongkat ali brew and discard the root material.
  5. (Optional) Sweeten with honey or natural sweeteners to flavour.

Tongat ali isn’t for everyone. Especially pregnant or lactating women, plus others with cancerous ailments and due to the lack of studies out there, children as well.

Please check here first to be on the safe side.

It’s a bitter taste so tongat ali will complement most shakes and smoothies. 


3. Maca root

Maca root gets the thumbs up in a 2023 reddit survey, by a largish portion of aphrodisiac enthusiasts.

There are a variety of different coloured maca roots, which after some trial and error, you may find are more beneficial than others. Black and purple seem to hit the spot, although yellow gets the thumbs up too.

Maca may however dampen your mood and make you a little tired, have zero effect, or deliver you a rock hard boner – results will vary.

Some take maca root powder with citrulline (an amino acid) and/or tongkat ali for a double whammy effect.

As natural libido enhancers go, a homemade aphrodisiac tea sourced from maca’s worth a shot.


How to make Maca root tea

If you live in the Andes in central Peru, then you’ll be able to harvest your own Maca root from the wild, but otherwise unless you’re cultivating it yourself, you’ll need to buy some.

You don’t necessarily need all these ingredients, but they do make a fine maca tea recipe should you follow it to a tee. Here’s the magic vid on YT or simply follow the steps below.

What you’ll need

  • dry towel + cool air drying location
  • coffee grinder/food processor
  • half a cinamon stick
  • cardamon pod
  • 1 tablespoon of organic dried apple tea leaf
  • 4 cloves
  • a kettle
  • 1 teaspoon of maca powder

Maca root powder tea recipe

  1. As some maca roots will be vacuum sealed in a fresh package, you’ll need to place the root on a dry towel in a cool, airy spot for a few days until it dries and hardens.
  2. You can then grind it into powder form using either a food processor – aka Magi-mix or coffee blender.
  3.  Now in your teapot which you are about to boil on the hob, add all the ingredients or what you have except the maca, and then pour in the water.
  4. Add one teaspoon of maca powder, stir it and allow it to infuse for 5 minutes.
  5. Now pop it on the hob and bring it close to boil but not quite.
  6. You may want to filter out the bits and bobs after, so a sieve will come in handy.

Maca powder can be added to other juices and dietary drinks should you prefer.


4. Fenugreek seed

After an 8 week trial on 600mg a day, a Pubmed publication showed that women with a low sex drive who took Fenugreek, significantly increased their arousal and sexual desire levels – compared to the placebo group.

However due to it’s influence on your sex hormones, Fenugreek is best avoided when undergoing certain hormone treatments.

Fenugreek is found in South East Asian dishes and may compliment zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) in your libido-boosting diet.

A Washington Post article back in 2011, revealed that “ram’s horn clover” – Fenugreek’s actual meaning, contains compounds called saponins inside its seed, that are believed to stimulate sex hormone production.


How to make Fenugreek seed tea

The sexual performance enhancing magic of Fenugreek lies in its seed, so you’ll need to grab some seeds from your grocery store or if you can grow your own.

Most densely native to the state of Rajasthan in northern India, Fenugreek has been used as a traditional herb in China, India and Iran for as long as records go back.   

What you’ll need

  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup of water

Fenugreek seed tea recipe

  1. Empty the seeds out and rinse them in a strainer.
  2. Boil some water in a pot on the stove until it’s boiled.
  3. Add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to the boil.
  4. The longer you simmer, the stronger and more bitter the tea becomes. No more than 7 minutes simmering is advised.
  5. Turn off the hob and let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
  6. Strain your Fenugreek seed tea into a mug using a sieve, strainer or cheesecloth to remove the seed debris.
  7. A tad bitter, you might like to add some honey to the taste.
  8. Iced Fenugreek seed tea is another option, or there’re smoothies and shakes to consider.


5. Horny Goat Weed

This fifth homemade aphrodisiac tea aka – Barrenwort, Ying Yang Huo, bishops hat or horny goat weed as it’s popularly known, is a herb species native to China that may increase blood flow and improve your libido.

Individual experiences differ, but anecdotal reports suggest that it generally takes a few hours for horny goat weed kick in.

Icariin, the active compound in HGW, is still undergoing research into its treatment of erectile dysfunction. which is used as a traditional herbal medicine for ED in China, Vietnam and other neighbouring countries.

Medical news today outlines HGW’s credentials in greater detail and its effectiveness.


How to make Horny Goat’s Weed tea

This straight forward horny goats tea recipe is not dissimilar to making Fenugreek tea and just requires a little sweetening due to its bitter palette.

What you’ll need

  • 1-2 teaspoons of Horny Goat Weed in dried form
  • 2 cups of water
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve
  • Optional – natural sweetener

Horny goats weed tea recipe

  1. Serving one or two horny players, you simply bring your saucepan to a slow boil.
  2. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of HGW and then let it simmer for 5 mins.
  3. Let it then steep for a further 10 to 15 mins.
  4. Finally, strain the HGW fragments in a fine sieve and sweeten with stevia, lemon or ginger.