Typha capensis, commonly called Bulrush or Love Reed, grows in wetlands throughout South Africa. Purported to be a libido lifter with the rhizomes being the most potent part of the plant.
The Love Reed is a male sexual tonic that also improves the circulation and blood flow to the area that matters. This enhances libido and male sexual potency.
Studies have shown that the phytosteroids in Typha capensis may be metabolized to an androgen beneficial to male sex drive and performance.
Some use it as a natural alternative to the artificial vices of Viagra.
“Its efficacy probably has something to do with the fact that it appears to improve circulation, opening the veins and increasing blood circulation,” says Ben-Erik van Wyk, a medicinal plant specialist and the professor of botany at the University of Johannesburg.
Traditional usage in Africa involved boiling the rhizomes in water for a few minutes and drinking one or two cups daily for a week and then once a week as needed.