a locked garden and a sealed spring;
Your branches are a paradise of pomegranates
with choicest fruits, henna with nard,”
to see the blossoms of the valley,
to see if the vines were budding
Song of Solomon 6:11.
let’s see if the vine has budded,
if the blossom has opened,
Song of Solomon 7:12.
The crimson pomegranate is an elegant fruit describing the sensual in the Song of Solomon. God involves truth in all of his words. Sometimes, the truth has a physical element. There’s a study that points to the pomegranate having the potential to influence your sex drive! It’s a little known aphrodisiac.
According to a paper presented by Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland in March 2012, the consumption of pure pomegranate juice enhances moods. The study group, workers from different disciplines, reported less anxiety and overall positive mood. In addition, blood pressure was positively affected (reduced).
The amazing finding of this study has to do with the testing of subjects’ saliva. Their testosterone levels greatly increased!
Pomegranate juice increased salivary testosterone levels by an average of 24%.
24% is an astounding increase!
Testosterone is heavily involved in regulating sex drive. Since women only have about 1/8th the amount of testosterone men have, it makes sense that some women don’t pursue sexual intimacy as actively as their husbands. (Disclaimer: 25% of wives report having the higher drive, not all wives are low libido.) If a low libido wife can increase her body’s testosterone, it may help her be more responsive to letting her beloved, “…come into his garden and taste its choice fruits,” Song of Solomon 4:16.
The abstract doesn’t say how much pomegranate juice was consumed each day. It does say that increased levels of salivary testosterone, up to a 24% increase, were reached after only 2 weeks.
$3.50 will get a jug of pomegranate juice at Walmart! I’m going to take the pomegranate challenge. Hopefully, I’ll be a feisty date for my husband in about 2 weeks.
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