The Science of Flowers and Candy

Living on Earth

Just in time for St. Valentine’s Day, Steve Curwood interviews German ethnobotanist Christian Rätsch about his new book called: Plants of Love: The History of Aphrodisiacs and a Guide to their Identification and Use. Dr. Rätsch’s volume details the historical and often successful search for substances that can enhance sexual pleasure and provoke both love and fertility.

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