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Pumpkin – Autumn’s Aphrodisiac

Ah, fall, the season of my birth and of one of my favorite desserts – pumpkin pie! And guess what? Pumpkin – in particular pumpkin pie spice – is a MONSTER APHRODISIAC.

Dr. Alan Hirsch of the Smell and Taste Treatment Foundation in Chicago discovered a scientific connection between pumpkin and seduction. He found that the smell of pumpkin pie spice in combination with lavender increases penil blood flow by 40%. Yee-haw!!

And it makes sense or scents… (I couldn’t help myself.) What’s in Pumpkin Pie Spice? Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice. You guessed it. FOUR sweet-hot aphrodisiac spices. Each of these spices warms the body and increases blood flow.

The main component of nutmeg is myristicin, found in none other than the “love drug” MDMA or ecstasy. Taken in high doses, nutmeg will cause hallucinations and can be dangerous. So a light sprinkling will do. Allspice is a combination of flavors, including – wait for it… cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. And what’s really interesting is that all these spices are known to aid digestion and an upset stomach.

Pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc, crucial for potency and testosterone production. Zinc has been found to aid in preventing prostate problems. The nutrients in pumpkin seeds stimulate blood flow below the belt, essential for the libido in both men and women. Getting the picture here? Blood flow!

And what’s great about Dr. Hirsch’s study is that it’s the AROMA that gets a man going. EcoRicans, you don’t even have to cook. But what fun is that? I want to EAT some PUMPKIN PIE – with whipped cream! And a candle on top that I can blow out for my birthday, which this year is on Thanksgiving Day!! I will definitely enjoy that feast.

So stock up on deliciously enticing calabaza (pumpkin in espanol). Light a pumpkin spice candle, open a nice red vino and breathe in autumn’s sexy scent.

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