Celery Pheromones - Aphrodisiac Effects of Celery
Is it fact or fiction that celery contains aphrodisiac properties?
Well, its actually false. Celery is thought to be an aphrodisiac
by some people because it is thought to contain androsterone, a
metabolic product of testosterone. However, it's just a misunderstanding
of androstenone, which has a different structure to androsterone
and is otherwise unrelated.
is a human only pheromone. Its use as a pheromone is born
out of the fact that males with a higher ratio of androsterone to
etiocholanone are more masculine. Thus, androsterone makes the wearer
appear to be more masculine and/or dominant.
In humans, androstenone also has been suggested to be a pheromone;
however, scientific data to support these claims are scant. The
vomeronasal organ is an auxiliary olfactory sense organ that is
responsible for the detection of pheromones as more than just an
odor. Most adult humans possess something resembling this organ,
but there is no active function. Humans lack the sensory cells that
exist in other mammals needed to detect pheromones beyond a smell.
Humans also lack the genetic ability to produce these sensory cells