Aphrodisiac Chocolates

The Dancing Herbalist

Aphrodisiac herbs are traditionally used to increase feelings of vitality, sexuality and intimacy.  Most importantly, the majority of our aphrodisiac herbs also moonlight as nervines, working to reduce the negative impacts of stress on our body- elevated stress levels being one of the primary contributing factors to low libido. Some of my favorite aphrodisiac herbs are damiana, rose, kava, cacao (yes, chocolate!), vanilla and maca.  These herbs can be made into teas, tinctures and cordials, taken as supplements/pills, or turned into my favorite form of aphrodisiac- herbal chocolates!  Here’s an easy recipe you can make at home to experience the magical effects of a few of these plants:

Aphrodisiac Chocolate Truffles


  • 2.5 ounces raw cacao powder
  • 4.5 ounces cocoa butter
  • .25 ounces maca powder
  • .25 ounces damiana powder (*I use my nutribullet/ninja to powder my loose damiana herb)
  • Honey, maple syrup or herb-infused glycerin to taste (I usually use…

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