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 Grains of Paradise
(Aframomum Melegueta)


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While it does show significant benefit as a sexual stimulant in rats, we cannot readily conclude that this effect would be seen in humans. Nevertheless, the studies shows that the sexual response was significant as measured by several activities that the animals engaged in.

Also, it is reported to reduce inflammation and pain. As for using this herb to treat arthritis pain, animal studies suggest it can help.

In humans, this aphrodisiac effect would be expected in theory. Since this herb is reported to be safe, may want to try some out to see for yourself if it really would work as an aphrodisiac.

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Evidence of Benefits (Leaf rating system)

logo leaf rating system natural remedies review benefits side effects Sexual Stimulant / Aphrodisiac

Research studies in animal models show that it increases sexual arousal, sexual behaviour, frequencies of ejaculation and penile erection index significantly. There is no study done on humans. We can only assume that it work the same way in humans.

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logo leaf rating system natural remedies review benefits side effects Anti-inflammatory Benefits

A research study done on animals showed that it reduces inflammation.

logo leaf rating system natural remedies review benefits side effects Pain

A research study done on animals showed that it reduces the feeling of pain.


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Facts About Grains of Paradise

The actively used component of grains of paradise is the fruit and seeds. The oil contained in the seeds has hydroxyphenylalkanones and hydroxyphenylalkanoles.
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Suggested Benefits and Traditional Uses

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Side Effects, Toxicity and Warnings

Grains of paradise might cause stomach and intestinal side effects. It might also cause discomfort in the urinary tract. The side effects are only expected to be mild.   

Safety - It is most likely safe when used orally in the recommended dosage.

Pregnancy and Lactation - There is no information about its safety in pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Avoid.

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Dosage & How to Take It

It has been suggested that people used 4 to 6 grams to 4 cups of water and boiled until the solution is reduced to a half.

This solution is taken on an empty stomach in three divided daily doses.


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Updated: February 12, 2010
     

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