aphrodisiacs & energetics

wednesday, february 11th from 6:30 till 9pm
in ann arbor, michigan
hosted by New Moon Midwifery

“Aphrodisiac” is a highly problematic term, predominantly because of the popular but mistaken belief that they create "automatic interest" in anyone/everyone who uses them... products advertised with guarantees for amazing results often fail to deliver, or (not infrequently) are found to be adulterated with drugs.

Looking at lists of plants deemed “aphrodisiacs”, we see everything from strong, druglike herbs (yohimbe) to culinary spices (ginger) to adaptogens (ashwangandha) and antispasmodics (kava). What gives? Well, just like all other aspects of herbcraft, one person’s turn on can put another person out… in other words, energetics apply here as well. We'll discuss important lifestyle factors like diet and exercise, consider things that inhibiting libido, such as pharmaceuticals, trauma and natural relationship dynamics, and look deeply at what indications make certain herbs appropriate to certain people to give you some ideas to ponder with your partner(s).


The Center for the Childbearing Year
722 Brooks St

Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (map)

(overflow parking along Brooks Street)


Class is $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

you can pay for classes using PayPal

or by sending a check made to to me (jim) to

jim mcdonald
4535 jozwik
white lake, mi 48383

At the door, cash or check is accepted (or use the paypal "at the door" option above)


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