Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham (left)

Looking to spice up your love life this Valentine’s Day?

Chris Kilham is the “medicine hunter” behind two natural herbal products for romance seekers committed to an organic lifestyle.

An ethnobotanist and explorer-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts, Kilham recently returned from a global search for botanical aphrodisiacs that put him face to face with native shamans and herbalists in Peru, Siberia, Malaysia and the Himalayas. Two supplements—Hot Plants for Him and Hot Plants for Her—are the result of his intercontinental trek, while Hot Plants: Nature’s Proven Sex Boosters for Men and Women chronicles his adventures.

“Our modern culture is infected with DINS—that is, dual income, no sex,” Kilham says. “Forty-five percent of married couples report having intimacy only one to three times per month. Thirty million American men suffer from performance issues, while record numbers of women complain of low libido due to the stress and fatigue of daily living. Ancient cultures treated intimacy problems using indigenous plant medicines. These treasured botanicals have worked for centuries. Today, substantial scientific research validates their value.”

Human clinical studies have shown improvement in sex drive, sexual function and overall satisfaction utilizing traditional hot plants, including Maca from Peru, Rhodiola Rosea from Siberia, Tongkat Ali from Malaysia, Panax Ginseng from Korea and Yohimbe from West Africa. Important note: Just be sure to read Hot Plants package labels before buying or using the products to review contraindications (i.e., high blood pressure, heart/kidney/liver/thyroid disorders, prostate conditions, etc.) that warrant discussion with your healthcare provider.

Hot Plants is available at natural food stores, including Whole Foods Market, Wild Oats and GNC. Next month, Kilham’s new “Medicine Hunter” television series will broadcast to 20 million U.S. homes on The Healthy Living Channel. A year ago, he appeared on ABC’s 20/20 to dispel the myth that herbal aphrodisiacs are “a bunch of hooey.”