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Amazing Aphrodisiac Powers of Mint

Updated on May 31, 2010

Mint is a natural aphrodisiac that while eating it creates many benefits, the smell alone is most alluring.  It has a plethora of uses from medicinal to beauty treatments.  It's used in candies, breath mints, recipes and as garnishments of all sorts.

Mint has been used in Europe since prehistoric times, and in Egypt since at least 1000 B.C. when Arabs were thought to have drunk mint tea. Greeks believed that mint increased sexual activity.  It was also strewn about the banquet halls of Greece and Rome, to make them smell pleasant and was a treasured gift of welcome to gift to guests of your.

Mint is also popular in many love spells and is a known ingredient is a ritual drink of the Eleusinian Mysteries.  The Eleusinian Mysteries are believed to have begun about 1600 BC. According to Greek Popular Religion "The Religion of Eleusis" by Martin P. Nillson, these Mysteries were intended "To elevate man above the human sphere into the divine and to assure his redemption by making him a god and so conferring immortality upon him."

Mint contains a number of vitamins and minerals, which are vital to maintain sexual health. Mint is rich in Vitamins A and C and smaller amounts of Vitamin B2 along with a wide range of essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, potassium and calcium. 

Mint acts as a mild sedative and has calming properties which will relieve stress and help you get "in the mood".  Of course eating mint gives you sexy, fresh smelling breath which can help with seductive pursuits as well.

You can find many ways to serve mint to your lover.  The most beneficial way, of course, is to use fresh mint.  Put a sprig in a cup of mint tea for an after dinner drink, or in lemonade to add extra refreshment!  Prepare this seductive Mint Sauce and serve it over your favorite grilled or broiled fish, such as salmon, tuna, or mahi-mahi.  This Ham and Mint Pasta Dish is most excellent as well. 

Mint Sauce:


1 Tablespoon White Wine Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 Cup firmly minced fresh Mint Leaves

Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to taste


Whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.  Add oil, whisking constantly.  Stir in mint leaves and use as a marinade or sauce over your favorite grilled or broiled fish steaks.

Ham and Mint Pasta


2 Cups Cubed Ham

12 Ounces Rigatoni

1 1/4 Cups defrosted Frozen Peas

3/4 Cup Mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

1 thinly sliced Red Onion

2 thinly sliced celery stalks

1/4 Cup finely chopped Fresh Parsley

1/2 Cup finely chopped Fresh Mint

Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste


Begin to boil noodles as normal, but add peas for about the last minute of the cooking time.  Drain and thoroughly rinse with cold water and then toss with herbs.  Set aside.  Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, onion and celery.   Combine with pasta and season with salt and pepper.  Serve with french bread and real butter.


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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      There are lots of different mints, so what particular kinds are you suggesting for your recipes? Brian told us about an orange mint to add to ice tea so I bought a plant, guess I will need to buy some more varieties of mint for all the recipes I am wanting to try. If it does nothing else, we should all end up with fresh breaths and maybe that will bring on the kisses????

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      Tracy Morrow 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Fresh mint is the best! Use it often, even a sprig in a glass of ice water is super refreshing. Or, take a bath in it - it's awesome that way.

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      Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Fun Hub. Mint is easy to grow and it grows everywhere it seems. We had a friend who showed us how to make mint tea using our mint leaves recently.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for sharing the Recipe and useful info. It's amazing how Mint can be found in various Foods. In food, tea, essential oils etc.

      I've never used fresh mint but would really like to try the Sauce Recipe in the Hub (the easiest) lol. Two or Three times next month. It will make a change from my Lamb and Mint Gravy that I buy in a Packet and simply stir in boiling water. Best Wishes.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Well I'll be, I had no clue that mint is a natural aphrodisiac. We have a ton of it in the garden - spearmint and peppermint and we never get to use it. We use it for mint sauce with lamb, with a few refreshing drinks - gimlets of course and mint tea and fruit tarts. Now we know it has benefits too. Voted up!