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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435048/morella-serrata-lam-killick-stabilizes-biomembrane-and-rejuvenates-sexual-competence-in-male-wistar-rats
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S Sabiu, Aot Ashafa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Morella serrata L. is an indigenous medicinal plant to South and southern Africa with folkloric applications as aphrodisiac, laxative, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-hypertensive, antitussive and antidiabetic agent. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study evaluated the membrane stabilization and aphrodisiac potentials of its aqueous root extract in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: While the membrane stabilization of the extract was investigated against bovine erythrocytes (BE), the male rats for the aphrodisiac study were randomized into five groups with animals in group 1 given sterile placebo and served as control...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403825/disparities-in-hiv-and-syphilis-prevalence-and-risk-factors-between-older-male-clients-with-and-without-steady-sex-partners-in-southwestern-rural-china
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Li Chen, Jenny H His, Xinghua Wu, Zhiyong Shen, Huaxiang Lu, Huanhuan Chen, Hui Huang, Heng Zhang, Yuhua Ruan, Yiming Shao, Zhenzhu Tang
BACKGROUND: Heterosexual intercourse accounted for 93% of reported HIV cases in Guangxi, and Guangxi had 10% of China's total number of reported HIV cases. Older men are particularly vulnerable to STIs, for example, 46% of Guangxi's HIV cases were men over 50 years of age. As this is an under-studied population in China, effective prevention and control policies have yet to be developed. Thus, the aim of this study was to use a large-scale cross-sectional survey to understand the demographic and behavior factors associated with HIV and syphilis infections among older male clients of female sex workers (FSWs) in a high epidemic area of rural Guangxi, China...
April 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401285/individual-prolactin-reactivity-modulates-response-of-nucleus-accumbens-to-erotic-stimuli-during-acute-cannabis-intoxication-an-fmri-pilot-study
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R Androvicova, J Horacek, J Tintera, J Hlinka, J Rydlo, D Jezova, M Balikova, T Hlozek, P Miksatkova, M Kuchar, M Roman, P Tomicek, F Tyls, M Viktorinova, T Palenicek
RATIONALE: Self-report studies indicate that cannabis could increase sexual desire in some users. We hypothesized that intoxication increases activation of brain areas responsive to visual erotica, which could be useful in the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder, a condition marked by a lack of sexual desire. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the aphrodisiacal properties of cannabis. METHODS: We conducted an open-randomized study with 21 heterosexual casual cannabis users...
April 12, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379598/sildenafil-associated-hepatoxicity-a-review-of-the-literature
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S Graziano, A Montana, S Zaami, M C Rotolo, A Minutillo, F P Busardò, E Marinelli
Sildenafil citrate (Viagra®) is a vasoactive agent available worldwide since 1998 for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. It is a selective phosphodiesterase type 5-enzyme inhibitor able to potentiate the downstream effects of nitric oxide on smooth muscle relaxation and vasodilation through its effects on the cyclic guanosine monophosphate (c-GMP) pathway in the erectile tissue of the penis. When sildenafil is orally administered, it is rapidly absorbed with a maximum plasma concentration achieved within 1 h and has a terminal half-life of between 3 to 6 h...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295466/effect-of-kaempferia-parviflora-on-sexual-performance-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-male-rats
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T Lert-Amornpat, C Maketon, W Fungfuang
Kaempferia parviflora Wall. Ex.Baker or Krachidum (KP) has been used locally in medicine and food. It has been claimed that KP has aphrodisia properties; however, no scientific data in support of this function in diabetic model have been reported. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of KP on sexual behaviour and sperm parameter in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic male rats. Diabetes was induced in twenty male rats by STZ and divided into four groups: diabetic control group, and 3 treatment groups where KP was dose at 140, 280 and 420 mg/kg orally once a day for 6 weeks...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218041/guibourtia-tessmannii-induced-fictive-ejaculation-in-spinal-male-rat-involvement-of-d1-d2-like-receptors
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Patrick Brice Deeh Defo, Elvis Asongu, Modeste Nya Wankeu, Esther Ngadjui, Georges Romeo Bonsou Fazin, François Xavier Kemka, Miguel Carro-Juarez, Albert Kamanyi, Pierre Kamtchouing, Pierre Watcho
CONTEXT: Guibourtia tessmannii (Caesalpiniaceae) is a plant traditionally used as aphrodisiac. We previously reported the pro-ejaculatory effects of the aqueous and methanol extracts of G. tesmannii in spinal male rat. However, the mechanism underlying such effects has not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE: This study characterizes the dopaminergic sub-type receptors involved in G. tesmannii-induced ejaculation in male Wistar rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urethane-anesthetized spinal male rats were intravenously treated with saline solution (1 mL/kg, control); dopamine (0...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217235/electrophysiologic-similarities-of-overdose-between-digoxin-and-bufadienolides-found-in-a-chinese-aphrodisiac
#7
Maxwell Bressman, Daniel Repplinger, William Slater, Mitchell Patt
Classically derived from toad venom, bufadienolides are a group of cardioactive steroids with properties similar to digoxin. Some traditional Chinese medications, including several aphrodisiacs, contain bufadienolides. Owing to their physiologic similarities to digoxin, bufadienolides have been shown to produce a toxic profile similar to that of digoxin and there have been multiple case reports of the use of these aphrodisiacs resulting in death. This report will describe a case that illustrates the electrophysiologic similarities between bufadienolide toxicity and digoxin toxicity as well as the treatment of bufadienolide toxicity...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160857/eulophia-macrobulbon-an-orchid-with-significant-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-effect-and-anticancerogenic-potential-exerted-by-its-root-extract
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Roswitha Schuster, Laura Zeindl, Wolfgang Holzer, Nattakanwadee Khumpirapang, Siriporn Okonogi, Helmut Viernstein, Monika Mueller
BACKGROUND: The Orchidaceae family is one of the largest families of flowering plants. Orchids are widely used for the traditional herbal medicine, acting as aphrodisiac, antisepic, antimicrobial, anti-cancer agent, etc. PURPOSE: This study was designed to elucidate the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and cytotoxic potential of a 50% ethanolic extract of Eulophia macrobulbon roots (EME) in vitro, an orchid growing in Southern Asia. Furthermore, the main active compounds were isolated, and the bioactivity of the single constituents was determined...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160849/aphrodisiac-activity-of-phlegmariurus-saururus-in-copulating-and-noncopulating-male-rats
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Marcela Birri, Mariana Vallejo, Miguel Carro-Juárez, A Mariel Agnese
BACKGROUND: Phlegmariurus saururus is popularly known in Argentina as aphrodisiac. For this reason, it was previously investigated and determined that the decoction of this plant elicits pro-ejaculatory activity and increases the ejaculatory potency in the Fictive Ejaculation Model. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: the decoction of P. saururus facilitates sexual behavior in sexually experienced male rat and induces copulatory behavior in non-copulating male rats. METHODS: The extraction method (decoction) was validated through Selectivity, Accuracy and Precision, by identification of the majority alkaloids, expressed as sauroxine...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039696/ginseng-and-cancer
#10
Ahmet Unlu, Erdinc Nayir, Onder Kirca, Hale Ay, Mustafa Ozdogan
Derived from the Greek word Panacea that means 'cure for all', Ginseng (Panax) has had an important place in Chinese Medicine for many of years. As the name suggests, it is believed to be a miraculous plant effective in the treatment of many health problems. It is claimed to have many effects such as sedative, hypnotic, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, diuretic, and stimulating effects, and to be effective in the treatment of certain health problems such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, erectile dysfunction and infections...
November 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989878/aphrodisiac-and-spermatogenic-potential-of-alkaloidal-fraction-of-hygrophila-spinosa-t-ander-in-rats
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Niraj Y Vyas, Manan A Raval
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Seeds of Hygrophila spinosa T. Ander (Acanthaceae) are traditionally used as aphrodisiac and spermatogenic in Indian System of medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY: Preliminary phytochemical screening of plant revealed the presence of alkaloids in seeds. As, alkaloidal fractions of several plants showed aphrodisiac and spermatogenic potential, set of experiments were designed to assess alkaloid enriched fraction of seeds of the plant for spermatogenic and aphrodisiac activity using in vitro and in vivo methods...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965755/screening-of-potential-free-radicals-scavenger-and-antibacterial-activities-of-purwoceng-pimpinella-alpina-molk
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Retno Wahyuningrum, Pri Iswati Utami, Binar Asrining Dhiani, Malikhah Kumalasari, Rizka Sari Kusumawardani
Purwoceng (Pimpinella alpina Molk) is a traditional medicinal plant used for its aphrodisiac values. This plant was originated Dieng Plateu, Central Java, Indonesia. Purwoceng has been reported to contain steroid, flavonoids, glycoside, saponins, tannins, and phenolic. Based on secondary metabolite compounds of Purwoceng herbs, a research need to be done to determine the other potential free radicals scavenger and antibacterial activities of Purwoceng. The objectives of this research are to screen the potential free radicals scavenger activity of in vitro using DPPH (1,1 diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazil) radicals and NO• (nitric oxide) radicals, and antibacterial activity of Purwoceng...
November 2016: Tropical Life Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934963/experimental-evidence-for-chemical-mate-guarding-in-a-moth
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Seyed Ali Hosseini, Michiel van Wijk, Gao Ke, Seyed Hossein Goldansaz, Coby Schal, Astrid T Groot
In polyandrous species, males seek to maximize their reproductive output by monopolizing their mate. Often the male transfers substances to the female that suppress her sexual receptivity or antagonize the behavior of competing males; both are usually transferred in seminal fluids and represent forms of chemical mate guarding. In moths, more long-range female sex pheromones have been identified than in any other animal group, and males often display with close-range sex pheromones, yet odor-based post-copulatory mate guarding has not been described in moths so far...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932523/treatment-of-recurrent-ovarian-cysts-and-primary-infertility-by-iranian-traditional-medicine-a-case-report
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Mehdi Salehi, Mohammad Setayesh, Roshanak Mokaberinejad
Infertility is a medical and psychosocial problem with a high prevalence. There are different treatments for this problem in Iranian traditional medicine. A 28-year-old woman presented with the complaints of 4 emergency operations of the left ovarian cyst during 4 years and infertility. Diagnostic laparoscopy showed an ovarian cyst, adhesion, and endometriosis. Hysteroscopy was unremarkable. After 2 months of letrozole administration, the ovarian cyst ruptured again. Considering the failure of conventional treatments, Iranian traditional medicine products were administered to the patient...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930975/adaptogenic-herb-ginseng-panax-as-medical-food-status-quo-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Seema Patel, Abdur Rauf
Ginseng, an herbaceous plant, belonging to the family Araliaceae is a traditional medicinal herb. Also, it is emerging as a functional food and potent adjunct medicine. Saponin ginsenosides (protopanaxadiol and protopanaxatriol) are the signature phytochemicals of this plant. With the surfacing of scientific validations, ginseng is gaining unprecedented attention from consumers as well as researchers. As a number of drug-herb interaction-caused health issues have emerged, the medicinal relevance of this plant has been critically assessed here...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916587/genetic-toxicity-of-epimedium-koreanum-nakai
#16
Youn-Hwan Hwang, Hey Jin Yang, Nam-Hui Yim, Jin Yeul Ma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In Eastern Asia, E. koreanum Nakai (EKN) has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac herbal medicine. However, there was no available information for its genotoxicity. This study was conducted to evaluate the genotoxic potentials of EKN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phytochemicals of EKN were identified using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Three standard battery of genotoxicity assay for bacterial reverse mutation, mammalian chromosomal aberration and in vivo micronuclei formation was employed...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884725/endocannabinoid-system-in-sexual-motivational-processes-is-it-a-novel-therapeutic-horizon
#17
REVIEW
Renata Androvicova, Jiri Horacek, Tibor Stark, Filippo Drago, Vincenzo Micale
The endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is composed of the cannabinoid receptors types 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2) for marijuana's psychoactive ingredient Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC), the endogenous ligands (AEA and 2-AG) and the enzymatic systems involved in their biosynthesis and degradation, recently emerged as important modulator of emotional and non-emotional behaviors. For centuries, in addition to its recreational actions, several contradictory claims regarding the effects of Cannabis use in sexual functioning and behavior (e...
January 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827937/effects-of-light-intensity-on-the-growth-photosynthetic-characteristics-and-flavonoid-content-of-epimedium-pseudowushanense-b-l-guo
#18
Junqian Pan, Baolin Guo
Epimedium pseudowushanense B.L.Guo is used in traditional medicine as an aphrodisiac and to strengthen muscles and bones. Several recent reports have shown that flavonoids from Epimedium also significantly affect the treatment of breast cancer, liver cancer, and leukemia. However, few studies have examined the medicinal-ingredient yield of Epimedium, a light-demanding shade herb, under different light intensities. To investigate the effects of light intensity on medicinal-ingredient yields, Epimedium was exposed to five levels of light intensity until harvest time...
November 4, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681646/indian-folklore-medicine-in-managing-men-s-health-and-wellness
#19
REVIEW
N K Lohiya, K Balasubramanian, A S Ansari
India is a home for a large variety of plants with remarkable medicinal and pharmacological value. Traditional medicine in the form of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani has used many of these plants since ancient days for treating and curing various ailments of the body. When it comes to issues related to reproductive health, people still hesitate to discuss and/or accept it openly and hence look for alternate and natural remedies. The various tribal populations distributed across different parts of the country still use these plant extracts in various formulations for maintenance of good health...
October 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681645/a-review-of-the-potential-of-medicinal-plants-in-the-management-and-treatment-of-male-sexual-dysfunction
#20
REVIEW
N Malviya, S Malviya, S Jain, S Vyas
Male sexual dysfunction is a common disorder that appears to be a consequence of a wide range of physical and psychological conditions. Due to mental stress, insufficient physical exercise and various aetiological factors, human being's life is becoming less pleasant, which leads to incapability to have sexual pleasure. The allopathic drugs used for sexual dysfunction are believed to produce a variety of side effects and affect other physiological processes and, ultimately, general health. Therefore, the search for natural supplement from medicinal plants is being intensified probably because of less side effects availability and affordability...
October 2016: Andrologia
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