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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
#2
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...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965755/screening-of-potential-free-radicals-scavenger-and-antibacterial-activities-of-purwoceng-pimpinella-alpina-molk
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647010/allanblackia-floribunda-oliv-an-aphrodisiac-plant-with-vasorelaxant-properties
#12
G Brusotti, A Papetti, M Serra, C Temporini, E Marini, S Orlandini, A Kada Sanda, P Watcho, P Kamtchouing
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Allanblackia floribunda Oliv. is one of the most commonly used medicinal plant in Cameroon. The stem bark of the plant is traditionally used for its aphrodisiac and antihypertensive properties. AIM OF THE STUDY: To validate the traditional uses of Allanblackia floribunda stem bark ethanol extract through the evaluation of their aphrodisiac and vasorelaxant properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The extract's ability to increase sexual desire and the frequencies of erection (mount), intromission and prolonged latency of ejaculation were studied on adult male rats...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641611/aphrodisiac-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-anthonotha-macrophylla-p-beauv-leaves-in-female-wistar-rats
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Musa Toyin Yakubu, Abdulquadri Funmbi Olutoye
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the aphrodisiac activity of aqueous extract of Anthonotha macrophylla leaves (AEAML) in female Wistar rats. METHODS: Thirty female rats were assigned into five groups of six animals each, such that rats in groups A, B, C, D and E received orally 1 mL of distilled water only, 5.7 mg/kg body weight (BW) of Exus Ginseng (a polyherbal formulation), 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg BW of AEAML, respectively. After 1 h of treatment, female sexual behaviour parameters were monitored for 30 min...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561457/comparative-evaluation-of-the-sexual-functions-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nrf2-pathways-of-some-aphrodisiac-herbal-extracts-in-male-rats
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Kazim Sahin, Cemal Orhan, Fatih Akdemir, Mehmet Tuzcu, Hasan Gencoglu, Nurhan Sahin, Gaffari Turk, Ismet Yilmaz, Ibrahim H Ozercan, Vijaya Juturu
BACKGROUND: Mucuna pruriens, Tribulus terrestris and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) are widely known as antioxidant effective herbals and have been reported to possess aphrodisiac activities in traditional usages. In this study, we determined the effects of these herbals on sexual functions, serum biochemical parameters, oxidative stress and levels of NF-κB, Nrf2, and HO-1 in reproductive tissues. METHODS: Thirty-five male rats were divided into five groups: the control group, sildenafil-treated group (5 mg/kg/d), Mucuna, Tribulus and Ashwagandha groups...
August 26, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484362/drosophila-melanogaster-females-restore-their-attractiveness-after-mating-by-removing-male-anti-aphrodisiac-pheromones
#15
Meghan Laturney, Jean-Christophe Billeter
Males from many species ensure paternity by preventing their mates from copulating with other males. One mate-guarding strategy involves marking females with anti-aphrodisiac pheromones (AAPs), which reduces the females' attractiveness and dissuades other males from courting. Since females benefit from polyandry, sexual conflict theory predicts that females should develop mechanisms to counteract AAPs to achieve additional copulations, but no such mechanisms have been documented. Here we show that during copulation Drosophila melanogaster males transfer two AAPs: cis-Vaccenyl Acetate (cVA) to the females' reproductive tract, and 7-Tricosene (7-T) to the females' cuticle...
2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465423/therapeutic-potential-of-benincasa-cerifera-a-review
#16
Pranjul Arora, Dhirender Kaushik
Benincasa cerifera (Savi.), belonging to Cucurbitaceae, is an annual creepy wine that posses highm edicinal value and istraditionally used as fruit and medicine throughout India. In Indian system of medicine, its fruit is used as nutritive, tonic, diuretic, aphrodisiac, styptic, vermifuge and in various diseases and disorders like asthma, bronchitis, insanity, epilepsy, dry cough, fever, urethrorrhea, syphilis, hyperdipsia and vitiated conditions of pitta, etc. Phytochemically the plant is found to contain lupeol, β-sitosterol, cucurbitacin B, iso-vitexin, etc...
July 28, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445824/anti-cancer-properties-of-the-naturally-occurring-aphrodisiacs-icariin-and-its-derivatives
#17
REVIEW
Hui-Li Tan, Kok-Gan Chan, Priyia Pusparajah, Surasak Saokaew, Acharaporn Duangjai, Learn-Han Lee, Bey-Hing Goh
Epimedium (family Berberidaceae), commonly known as Horny Goat Weed or Yin Yang Huo, is commonly used as a tonic, aphrodisiac, anti-rheumatic and anti-cancer agent in traditional herbal formulations in Asian countries such as China, Japan, and Korea. The major bioactive compounds present within this plant include icariin, icaritin and icariside II. Although it is best known for its aphrodisiac properties, scientific and pharmacological studies suggest it possesses broad therapeutic capabilities, especially for enhancing reproductive function and osteoprotective, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory and immunoprotective effects...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405008/in-vivo-real-time-monitoring-of-aphrodisiac-pheromone-release-of-small-white-cabbage-butterflies-pieris-rapae
#18
Yue Li, Robert A Mathews
The study of insect behavior is of practical importance for developing possible control methods in Integrated Pest Management. Currently, one model of butterfly mating behavior suggests that the initial location of potential mates occurs visually followed by the release of one or more short-range male aphrodisiac pheromones. This model is supported by data obtained from field observations and inferences based on the behavioral effects of chemicals extracted or isolated using indirect and offline techniques...
August 2016: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365988/enhanced-synthesis-of-curculigoside-by-stress-and-amino-acids-in-static-culture-of-curculigo-orchioides-gaertn-kali-musli
#19
Pratibha Chaturvedi, Vincent Briganza
BACKGROUND: Curculigo orchioides Gaertn (Kali musli; Family: Hypoxidaceae) is an endangered medicinal plant used for many medicinal purposes such as impotency, aphrodisiac, tonic, jaundice, and skin ailments. Its hepatoprotective, antioxidant, and anti-cancerous potential have also been evaluated by many scientists. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to enhance the curculigoside content in tissue culture of C. orchioides. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study deals with the enhancement of an active compound of C...
July 2016: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27353868/phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-the-genus-drypetes-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Jean Duplex Wansi, Jean Wandji, Norbert Sewald, Lutfun Nahar, Claire Martin, Satyajit Dey Sarker
AIMS: Traditional medicinal use of species of the genus Drypetes is widespread in the tropical regions. The aim of this review is to systematically appraise the literature available to date on phytochemistry, ethnopharmacology, toxicology and bioactivity (in vitro and in vivo) of crude extracts and purified compounds. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plants of the genus Drypetes (Putranjivaceae) are used in the Subsaharan African and Asian traditional medicines to treat a multitude of disorders, like dysentery, gonorrhoea, malaria, rheumatism, sinusitis, tumours, as well as for the treatment of wounds, headache, urethral problems, fever in young children, typhoid and several other ailments...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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