A group of scientists has been inundated with requests after calling for newlyweds to test the legendary aphrodisiac effects of an ancient honey-based drink.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) wants one couple to drink honey mead — a fermented mixture of honey and water — every night for 30 days after taking their vows in June and to keep a diary of their honeymoon relationship to see if it could increase fertility for the couples.
Mead, first brewed in Babylon more than 4,000 years ago making it one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks, has long been believed to increase fertility and sex drive.
In ancient Persia couples were expected to imbibe the sweet mead every day for one “honey month” — hence honeymoon — after they tied the knot to achieve the right frame of mind for a successful marriage. The drink — a blend of honey, wine, fruits and spices — is believed to reduce sexual anxieties, including fears of inadequate performance.
It is also rich in B vitamins that help to maintain reproductive health, amino acids that are the building blocks of protein for increased fertility and nitric oxide that is good for male sexual health.
CNN.com May 30, 2003
It makes sense that mead would be a fertility booster. Propolis and pollen are both fertility powerhouses, why would honey be that different.
Nitric Oxide and B-vitamins are both proven fertility enhancers. Taken on a regular basis, those nutrients would have a great effect on the reproductive system. Plus, the added benefit of alcohol increasing libido and reducing stress. This one just might be worth trying. Learn how to make mead…