New PDF release: Aphrodisiacs: The Science and the Myth

By Peter V. Taberner

ISBN-10: 146846700X

ISBN-13: 9781468467000

ISBN-10: 1468467026

ISBN-13: 9781468467024

The making plans and writing of this publication has taken quite longer than I had initially meant; what begun as a modest literary venture for 2 second-year clinical scholars has improved over 8 years to develop into a whole booklet. the subject material lent itself all too simply to a senĀ­ sationalist procedure but, nevertheless, a strictly clinical strategy may most likely have ended in a lifeless dry textual content of little curiosity to the final reader. i've got accordingly tried to bridge the distance and make the ebook intelligible and pleasing to the non-specialĀ­ ist, yet even as making sure that it truly is factually right and correctly researched for the scientist or clinician. i've got constantly been inspired by means of Sir J .G. Frazer's creation to his vintage ebook The Golden Bough during which he apologizes for the truth that an editorial initially meant in basic terms to provide an explanation for the principles of succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia had accelerated, over a interval of thirty years, to 12 volumes. the current paintings can't fake to such heady degrees of educational excellence.

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A deficient diet will, over the long term, cause feelings of lethargy and indifference and a loss of sexual appetite; an extremely nutritious 'aphrodisiac' under these circumstances would certainly stimulate a sexual appetite which had been artificially curtailed by a pre-existing dietary insufficiency. Aphrodisiacs of this type are unlikely to be of benefit to the more than adequately fed Westerner. ' Modern advertising may have evolved in terms of the subtlety of the message, but the product and the promotion are not entirely unrecognizable today.

The similarity is compounded by the fact that most orchids still retain the tuber from Magic Channs, Potions and Philtres 43 the previous year's growth so that a pair of tubers are found beneath each plant. Both the Law of Similarity and the Law of Contact have evolved into the science of homoeopathy. Although homoeopathic medicine is still widely practised and there is evidence that some patients are actually helped by it, the precepts upon which it is based have, at present, no scientific basis.

However, he adds, in all honesty, that it only resembles such blood, being in fact a gum. 1). It has a bright red colour and is used as a pigment in varnishes and enamels in order to obtain a crimson shade. It is for this reason that it has been available from chemists' shops and suppliers of artist's materials until quite recently. Its use in the ritual manufacture of a love charm has survived into this century. The most popular belief is that if a girl takes a small quantity of the gum, wraps it in paper, and throws it on a fire on Hallowe'en night saying: 'May he no pleasure or profit see till he comes back again to me', then he will, in due course, be obliged to return to her.

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