Did you know bhindi is an aphrodisiac? Here’s how it can boost your libido

Published on: 21 June 2022, 19:42 pm IST

Our very own bhindi, or Okra as most known it, is said to be libido-stimulating and is highly beneficial for women and their sexual health. 

Gurpreet Kaur
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Bhindi can make you feel sexy inside out! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
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Since ages, both men and women look out for aphrodisiacs in order to arouse or increase their sexual response or desire. For those caught unaware, an aphrodisiac is any food or drug that boosts the libido and increases sexual pleasure and performance. And it won’t be wrong to say that we all deserve a great sexual life. But did you know that Okra aka bhindi, which most of us might detest for its slimy nature, is an aphrodisiac too?

Benefits of bhindi for sexual health

According to nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary, “The edible part of bhindi comes from the seed pods of the plant, and the vegetable is one of the greens that help with sexual wellbeing for women.” Well, it certainly is rich in Iron, folates, Zinc and Vitamin B, which are all good for the sexual glands. Similarly, it also acts as a natural relaxant since it aids in balancing the libido, thanks to its high amounts of beta-carotene.

In an Instagram video, Chowdhary cites 3 ways in which the vegetable is used as an aphrodisiac and as a herbal medicine.

Also, read: Ladies, your low libido maybe because THIS hormone is high! Find out its causes

Check out the video here:

1. To stimulate the appetite

Bhindi or Okra is a powerhouse of nutrition and it supports bodily function on many different levels. Being an excellent source of fibre, amino acids, along with vitamins and minerals. Not just that, it also includes both soluble and insoluble fibre. The latter cannot be dissolved by water and helps the food move through the gastrointestinal system easily. However, both types of fibre give the feeling of fullness in the stomach and hence, help to curb appetite.

2. For the treatment of gonorrhoea (STD), dysentery, and urinary tract infections

The high water content in bhindi along with its anti-inflammatory properties improves the bladder function, and flushes out toxins. With all its benefits, it is quite helpful in treating dysentery, and urinary tract infections (UTI). On the other hand, since it is diuretic, men who suffer from gonorrhoea can benefit from it as it will reduce the burning sensation while urinating.

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Try having bhindi if you want relief from UTI. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. For treating vaginal dryness

Females who suffer from excessive bleeding during their menstrual cycles or endometriosis swear by Okra water. It is made by slicing 3-4 bhindis, adding water to it, keeping it overnight and then drinking it the next morning. It also helps with vaginal dryness. Okra water is also rich in oestrogen and zinc, which helps counter exhaustion and aids in revitalising sexual vigor.

So all you ladies, load up on bhindi for a better sexual life.

Gurpreet Kaur Gurpreet Kaur

A lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life - from fashion to food and different cultures. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socializing with people or exploring different cities.

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