aphrodisiacs

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Summary: Chemical agents or odors that stimulate sexual desires. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

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  1. ncbi Aphrodisiac potentials of the aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis (Schweinf. Ex Hiern) stem in male albino rats
    M T Yakubu
    Medicinal Plants Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria
    Asian J Androl 7:399-404. 2005
  2. ncbi Effects of Aframomum melegueta and Piper guineense on sexual behaviour of male rats
    P Kamtchouing
    Laboratoire de Physiologie Animale, Faculte des Sciences, Universite de Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroun
    Behav Pharmacol 13:243-7. 2002
  3. ncbi Effect of Eurycoma longifolia Jack on orientation activities in middle-aged male rats
    H H Ang
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Science Malaysia, Minden, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 16:479-83. 2002
  4. ncbi Testicular effects of sub-chronic administration of Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx aqueous extract in rats
    Orish Ebere Orisakwe
    Toxicology Unit, Department of Pharmacology, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria
    Reprod Toxicol 18:295-8. 2004
  5. pmc An experimental study of sexual function improving effect of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg)
    - Tajuddin
    Department of Ilmul Advia Unani Pharmacology, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India
    BMC Complement Altern Med 5:16. 2005
  6. ncbi Aphrodisiacs past and present: a historical review
    P Sandroni
    Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Clin Auton Res 11:303-7. 2001
  7. ncbi Natural aphrodisiacs
    Rany Shamloul
    Queen s University Pharmacology, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Sex Med 7:39-49. 2010
  8. ncbi Qualitative and quantitative determination of yohimbine in authentic yohimbe bark and in commercial aphrodisiacs by HPLC-UV-API/ MS methods
    Boris Zanolari
    Universite de Lausanne, Institut de Pharmacognosie et Phytochimie, BEP, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Phytochem Anal 14:193-201. 2003
  9. pmc Male-derived butterfly anti-aphrodisiac mediates induced indirect plant defense
    Nina E Fatouros
    Department of Plant Sciences, Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10033-8. 2008
  10. pmc Hitch-hiking parasitic wasp learns to exploit butterfly antiaphrodisiac
    Martinus E Huigens
    Laboratory of Entomology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:820-5. 2009

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  1. ncbi Aphrodisiac potentials of the aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis (Schweinf. Ex Hiern) stem in male albino rats
    M T Yakubu
    Medicinal Plants Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria
    Asian J Androl 7:399-404. 2005
    ..To evaluate the phytochemical constituents and the aphrodisiac potential of the aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis (Rubiaceae) stem in male albino rats...
  2. ncbi Effects of Aframomum melegueta and Piper guineense on sexual behaviour of male rats
    P Kamtchouing
    Laboratoire de Physiologie Animale, Faculte des Sciences, Universite de Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroun
    Behav Pharmacol 13:243-7. 2002
    ..Results of this study showed that A. melegueta and P. guineense modified the sexual behaviour of male rats by increasing sexual arousal...
  3. ncbi Effect of Eurycoma longifolia Jack on orientation activities in middle-aged male rats
    H H Ang
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Science Malaysia, Minden, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 16:479-83. 2002
    ..In conclusion, this study gives further evidences that different fractions of E. longifolia Jack modified the orientation activities of the middle-aged male rats...
  4. ncbi Testicular effects of sub-chronic administration of Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx aqueous extract in rats
    Orish Ebere Orisakwe
    Toxicology Unit, Department of Pharmacology, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria
    Reprod Toxicol 18:295-8. 2004
    ..The 4.6 g/kg dose group, on the other hand, showed disintegration of sperm cells. The results indicate that aqueous HS calyx extract induces testicular toxicity in rats...
  5. pmc An experimental study of sexual function improving effect of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg)
    - Tajuddin
    Department of Ilmul Advia Unani Pharmacology, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India
    BMC Complement Altern Med 5:16. 2005
    ..The present study was undertaken to evaluate the aphrodisiac effect of 50% ethanolic extract of nutmeg along with its likely adverse effects and acute toxicity using various animal models...
  6. ncbi Aphrodisiacs past and present: a historical review
    P Sandroni
    Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Clin Auton Res 11:303-7. 2001
    The drug Viagra (sildenafil) has drawn public attention to aphrodisiacs. The search for such substances dates back millennia...
  7. ncbi Natural aphrodisiacs
    Rany Shamloul
    Queen s University Pharmacology, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Sex Med 7:39-49. 2010
    ..Whether it was an Eastern civilization or a Western one, religious or atheist, man's aspiration for a better or best "manhood" has been a history-time goal...
  8. ncbi Qualitative and quantitative determination of yohimbine in authentic yohimbe bark and in commercial aphrodisiacs by HPLC-UV-API/ MS methods
    Boris Zanolari
    Universite de Lausanne, Institut de Pharmacognosie et Phytochimie, BEP, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Phytochem Anal 14:193-201. 2003
    ..Twenty commercial aphrodisiac preparations were analysed and the amount of yohimbine measured and expressed as the maximal dose per day suggested on product labels ranged from 1.32 to 23.16 mg...
  9. pmc Male-derived butterfly anti-aphrodisiac mediates induced indirect plant defense
    Nina E Fatouros
    Department of Plant Sciences, Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10033-8. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that the anti-aphrodisiac pheromone incurs fitness costs for the butterfly by both mediating phoretic behavior and inducing plant defense...
  10. pmc Hitch-hiking parasitic wasp learns to exploit butterfly antiaphrodisiac
    Martinus E Huigens
    Laboratory of Entomology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:820-5. 2009
    ..Our finding of the exploitation of an antiaphrodisiac by multiple species of parasitic wasps suggests its use by Pieris butterflies to be under strong selective pressure...
  11. pmc Aphrodisiac activity of 50% ethanolic extracts of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg) and Syzygium aromaticum (L) Merr. & Perry. (clove) in male mice: a comparative study
    - Tajuddin
    Department of Ilmul Advia Unani Pharmacology, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India
    BMC Complement Altern Med 3:6. 2003
    ..In order to explore the sexual function improving effect of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg) and Syzygium aromaticum (L) Merr. & Perry. (clove) an experimental study was conducted in normal male mice...
  12. ncbi Chemical communication: butterfly anti-aphrodisiac lures parasitic wasps
    Nina E Fatouros
    Institute of Biology, Freie Universitat Berlin, 12163 Berlin, Germany
    Nature 433:704. 2005
    ..1) to her egg-laying sites and then parasitizes the freshly laid eggs. If this fascinating strategy is widespread in nature, it could severely constrain the evolution of sexual communication between hosts...
  13. ncbi Effects of Terminalia catappa seeds on sexual behaviour and fertility of male rats
    W D Ratnasooriya
    Department of Zoology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Asian J Androl 2:213-9. 2000
    ..To evaluate the aphrodisiac potential of Tenminalia catappa Linn. seeds using a suspension of its kernel (SS) in 1% methyl cellulose in rats...
  14. ncbi Effects of Eurycoma longifolia Jack on sexual qualities in middle aged male rats
    H H Ang
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Science Malaysia, Minden, Penang, Malaysia
    Phytomedicine 10:590-3. 2003
    ..Hence, this study shows that E. longifolia Jack enhanced the sexual qualities of the middle aged male rats, further supports the folkuse of E. longifolia Jack as an aphrodisiac...
  15. ncbi Effect of Curculigo orchioides rhizomes on sexual behaviour of male rats
    N S Chauhan
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr H S Gour University Sagar M P, India
    Fitoterapia 78:530-4. 2007
    ..Penile erection index was also incremented in treated group...
  16. ncbi Anabolic effect of Hibiscus rosasinensis Linn. leaf extracts in immature albino male rats
    S O Olagbende-Dada
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi Araba, Lagos, Nigeria
    Nig Q J Hosp Med 17:5-7. 2007
    ..Cold aqueous extract of Hibiscus rosasinensis leaves is reported by local traditional practioners in Western Nigeria to be aphrodisiac...
  17. ncbi Drug/substance reversal effects of a novel tri-substituted benzoflavone moiety (BZF) isolated from Passiflora incarnata Linn.--a brief perspective
    Kamaldeep Dhawan
    University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab Univesity, Chandigarh, India
    Addict Biol 8:379-86. 2003
    ....
  18. ncbi Scientific basis for the use of Indian ayurvedic medicinal plants in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders: ashwagandha
    M R Ven Murthy
    Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Laval, Quebec, Canada G1K 7P4, Canada
    Cent Nerv Syst Agents Med Chem 10:238-46. 2010
    ..various parts (berries, leaves and roots) have been used by Ayurvedic practitioners as folk remedies, or as aphrodisiacs and diuretics. The fresh roots are sometimes boiled in milk, in order to leach out undesirable constituents...
  19. ncbi Female receptivity in butterflies and moths
    Nina Wedell
    Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter in Cornwall, Tremough Campus, Penryn TR10 9EZ, UK
    J Exp Biol 208:3433-40. 2005
    ..Some of these compounds have a transient effect (e.g. anti-aphrodisiacs and mating plugs), whereas others induce long-term suppression of receptivity (i.e. sperm and seminal factors)...
  20. ncbi Causing disabled people to exist and causing people to be disabled
    Jeff McMahan
    Ethics 116:77-99. 2005
  21. ncbi Pro-ejaculatory effect of the aqueous crude extract of cihuapatli (Montanoa tomentosa) in spinal male rats
    Miguel Carro-Juárez
    Laboratorio de Comportamiento Reproductivo, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala, CP 90000, AP 484, Col Centro, Tlaxcala, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 106:111-6. 2006
    ..acts directly at the spinal system in charge of the expression of the ejaculatory motor patterns and suggest that the aqueous crude extract exerts its aphrodisiacs properties by increasing sexual potency acting as an oxytocic agent.
  22. ncbi The role of heliothine hairpencil compounds in female Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) behavior and mate acceptance
    N K Hillier
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Room 201 South Biology, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Chem Senses 29:499-511. 2004
    ..on numerous insect species suggest that male-produced sex pheromones play a role in attracting females; as aphrodisiacs, making females more quiescent; or as a means of inhibiting competing males...
  23. ncbi Drinking bat blood may be hazardous to your health
    Supaporn Wacharapluesadee
    Clin Infect Dis 43:269. 2006
  24. ncbi Effect of ethanol extract of Lepidium meyenii Walp. on osteoporosis in ovariectomized rat
    Yongzhong Zhang
    School of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430074 Wuhan, PR China
    J Ethnopharmacol 105:274-9. 2006
    ..The root of Maca is traditionally employed for its supposed properties in aphrodisiacs and improving fertility, it also has been widely used to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause...
  25. ncbi Effect of Mucuna pruriens on oxidative stress mediated damage in aged rat sperm
    Sekar Suresh
    Department of Anatomy, Dr Arcot Lakshmanasamy Mudaliar Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Int J Androl 33:22-32. 2010
    ..pruriens. Collectively, sperm damage in ageing was significantly reduced by quenching ROS, improving antioxidant defence system and mitochondrial function...
  26. ncbi Specialized cells tag sexual and species identity in Drosophila melanogaster
    Jean Christophe Billeter
    Department of Biology, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6, Canada
    Nature 461:987-91. 2009
    ..These results identify a common mechanism for sexual and species recognition regulated by cuticular hydrocarbons...
  27. pmc A specific male olfactory sensillum detects behaviorally antagonistic hairpencil odorants
    N K Hillier
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Room 201 South Biology, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
    J Insect Sci 7:4. 2007
    ..During courtship, males of many moth species release pheromones that function as aphrodisiacs for conspecific females, or repellants to competing conspecific males...
  28. ncbi Aphrodisiac use associated with HIV infection in elderly male clients of low-cost commercial sex venues in Guangxi, China: a matched case-control study
    Zhenzhu Tang
    Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanning, Guangxi, China
    PLoS ONE 9:e109452. 2014
    Rising HIV infection rates have been observed among elderly people in Guangxi, China. Inexpensive aphrodisiacs are available for purchase in suburban and rural areas...
  29. pmc Effect of aqueous extract of Arctium lappa L. (burdock) roots on the sexual behavior of male rats
    Cao Jianfeng
    School of Life Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, PR China
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:8. 2012
    ..However, its use has not been scientifically validated. The present study therefore investigated the effects of aqueous extract of Arctium lappa L. roots on sexual behavior in normal male rats...
  30. ncbi Chocolate and women's sexual health: An intriguing correlation
    Andrea Salonia
    Department of Urology, University Vita Salute San Raffaelle, Milan, Italy
    J Sex Med 3:476-82. 2006
    ..Historically chocolate has been reported to exert several effects on human sexuality, mainly acting as an effective aphrodisiac, increasing sexual desire, and improving sexual pleasure...
  31. ncbi Efficacy of aphrodisiac plants towards improvement in semen quality and motility in infertile males
    Ghanashyam Keshav Mahajan
    Dhanaji Nana Mahavidyalaya, Faizpur
    J Complement Integr Med 9:Article 6. 2012
    ..No side effects were noticed during the entire duration of the trial...
  32. ncbi Enhancement of aphrodisiac activity in male rats by ethanol extract of Kaempferia parviflora and exercise training
    G Chaturapanich
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Andrologia 44:323-8. 2012
    ..None of the treatments altered male fertility. It is concluded that KD enhanced sexual motivation whereas exercise training promoted both sexual motivation and performance...
  33. ncbi 9-hydroxycanthin-6-one induces penile erection and delays ejaculation
    Wen Fei Chiou
    National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Sex Med 9:1027-36. 2012
    ..longifolia regulates directly the muscle tone of corpus cavernosa and/or seminal vesicle (SV) remains unclear. Even until now, the compositions that could account for its aphrodisiac property are still unknown..
  34. ncbi Ethanolic extract of Rubia peregrina L. (Rubiaceae) inhibits haloperidol-induced catalepsy and reserpine-induced orofacial dyskinesia
    Andrea Maxia
    Department of Botanical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Viale Sant Ignazio 13, Cagliari, Italy
    Nat Prod Res 26:438-45. 2012
    ..Rubiaceae) is reported as an aphrodisiac herb. Since the aphrodisiacs may also have antioxidant and dopaminergic activities, the aim of this study was to study the effect of ..
  35. ncbi Panax ginseng pharmacology: a nitric oxide link?
    C N Gillis
    Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, U S A
    Biochem Pharmacol 54:1-8. 1997
    ....
  36. pmc Mondia whitei (Periplocaceae) prevents and Guibourtia tessmannii (Caesalpiniaceae) facilitates fictive ejaculation in spinal male rats
    Pierre Watcho
    Animal Physiology and Phytopharmacology Laboratory, University of Dschang, Cameroon
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:4. 2013
    Mondia whitei and Guibourtia tessmannii are used in Cameroon traditional medicine as aphrodisiacs. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the pro-ejaculatory effects of the aqueous and organic solvent extracts of these plants in ..
  37. pmc Ethnopharmacological studies of Tribulus terrestris (Linn). in relation to its aphrodisiac properties
    Manish Mathur
    Plant Ecology Section, Division of Natural Resources and Environment Central Arid Zone Research Institute CAZRI, Jodhpur, India
    Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 10:83-94. 2012
    ..Bioassay work confirmed its aphrodisiac properties, and site III is suggested for maximum biomass and high concentration of different metabolites. ..
  38. ncbi Assessment of general public perceptions toward traditional medicines used for aphrodisiac purpose in state of Penang, Malaysia
    Mohamed Azmi Hassali
    Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 18:257-60. 2012
    ..This study highlights limited public knowledge regarding the use of traditional aphrodisiac medicine. Healthcare professionals should be aware of informal TCM usage when prescribing allopathic medicines...
  39. ncbi [Urological comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis : literature review]
    A Friedl
    2 Med Abteilung, Abteilung für Rheumatologie, Kaiser Franz Josef Spital, Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Süd, Kundratstr, 1100, Wien, Osterreich
    Z Rheumatol 72:910-5. 2013
    ..The use of aphrodisiacs and erection-enhancing drugs (e.g...
  40. ncbi [Sexuality, heart and chocolate]
    F Bianchi-Demicheli
    Département de gynécologie et obstétrique, HUG, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 9:624, 626-9. 2013
    ..Nevertheless, randomized studies are needed to confirm these hypotheses and to elaborate recommendations about cacao consumption...
  41. ncbi New insights on arthropod toxins that potentiate erectile function
    Kenia P Nunes
    Department of Physiology, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA, USA
    Toxicon 69:152-9. 2013
    ..According to folklore, natural aphrodisiacs may help to raise libido and increase desire...
  42. ncbi A novel aphrodisiac compound from an orchid that activates nitric oxide synthases
    A Subramoniam
    Department of Phytopharmacology, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute TBGRI, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, India
    Int J Impot Res 25:212-6. 2013
    ..2.1] heptane. We anticipate that our findings could lead to the development of a commercially viable and valuable drug for erectile dysfunction...
  43. ncbi In vitro and in vivo aphrodisiac properties of Corchorus depressus Linn. on rabbit corpus cavernosum smooth muscle relaxation and sexual behavior of normal male rats
    Sandeep Kataria
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jodhpur National University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 148:210-7. 2013
    ..Corchorus depressus Linn. has been used as an aphrodisiac in traditional Indian medicine to treat male sexual dysfunction and impotency...
  44. pmc The effects of acute administration of Chinese aphrodisiacs sold in Blantyre City on sperm characteristics and fertility profile in guinea pigs
    F Lampiao
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Division of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
    Malawi Med J 25:60-1. 2013
    Chinese aphrodisiacs have become popular remedy for sexual dysfunction and improvement of libido in men in Malawi. However, selling of these drugs seems not to be well regulated...
  45. ncbi Aphrodisiac activity of Butea frondosa Koen. ex Roxb. extract in male rats
    S Ramachandran
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, C L Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Thorapakkam, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai, India
    Phytomedicine 11:165-8. 2004
    ..The extract reduced significantly ML, IL, EL and PEI (p < 0.05). The extract also increased significantly MF, IF and EF (p < 0.05). These effects were observed in sexually active and inactive male rats...
  46. ncbi Use of a hydrolytic procedure and spectrometric methods in the structure elucidation of a thiocarbonyl analogue of sildenafil detected as an adulterant in an over-the-counter herbal aphrodisiac
    John C Reepmeyer
    U S Food and Drug Administration, Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis, St Louis, MO 63101, USA
    J AOAC Int 92:1336-42. 2009
    ..Another key product of hydrolysis was hydroxyhomosildenafil, generated by hydrolysis of the thiocarbonyl group to a carbonyl group (C = S --> C = O). Hydroxyhomosildenafil was detected as a minor component in the dietary supplement...
  47. ncbi [Amyl nitrite poisoning]
    N K Aagaard
    Arhus Universitetshospital, Arhus Kommunehospital, Medicinsk Afdeling V
    Ugeskr Laeger 160:3740-1. 1998
    ..Within one hour the condition of both patients had improved dramatically, and blood gas-samples had normalised. In cases of cyanosis with no obvious genesis, poisoning with amylnitrite should be considered...
  48. ncbi Aphrodisiac activity of methanol extract of leaves of Passiflora incarnata Linn in mice
    Kamaldeep Dhawan
    Pharmacognosy Division, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India
    Phytother Res 17:401-3. 2003
    ..e. 75, 100 and 150 mg/kg. Amongst these, the highest activity was observed with the 100 mg/kg dose when the mountings were calculated about 95 min after the administration of the test extracts...
  49. ncbi Parasympathomimetic effect of shilajit accounts for relaxation of rat corpus cavernosum
    Sarabjeet Kaur
    Dr H S Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Am J Mens Health 7:119-27. 2013
    ..The peripheral parasympathomimetic effects of shilajit were confirmed by blockade of shilajit-induced relaxations (in vitro) and shilajit-induced lowering of MABP and HR (in vivo) by atropine...
  50. ncbi An insight into Malaysian herbal medicines
    Hooi Hoon Ang
    Trends Pharmacol Sci 25:297-8. 2004
  51. ncbi Maca: from traditional food crop to energy and libido stimulant
    Michael J Balick
    Institute of Economic Botany at The New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 8:96-8. 2002
  52. ncbi Toxicology of some important medicinal plants in southern Africa
    Ashwell R Ndhlala
    Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu Natal Pietermaritzburg, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3201, South Africa
    Food Chem Toxicol 62:609-21. 2013
    ..These include important medicinal uses and pharmacological properties ranging from antimicrobial, antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory as well as those that are used as aphrodisiacs and for maternal health care.
  53. ncbi [A brief history of testosterone]
    D Schultheiss
    Urologische Belegabteilung, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Mittelhessen und Gemeinschaftspraxis für Dermatologie und Urologie, Friedrichstrasse 21, 35392 Giessen
    Urologe A 49:51-5. 2010
    The history of testosterone is closely connected with the application of aphrodisiacs, research on sexual differentiation, and several therapies for rejuvenation around the year 1900...
  54. ncbi Guarana (Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis), an anciently consumed stimulant from the Amazon rain forest: the seeded-fruit transcriptome
    Paula C S Angelo
    Embrapa Western Amazon, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
    Plant Cell Rep 27:117-24. 2008
    ..have been used as medicinal beverages since pre-Colombian times, due to their reputation as stimulants, aphrodisiacs, tonics, as well as protectors of the gastrointestinal tract...
  55. ncbi Sexual effects of puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) extract (protodioscin): an evaluation using a rat model
    Kalamegam Gauthaman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Altern Complement Med 9:257-65. 2003
    ..Sexual behavior and intracavernous pressure (ICP) measurements were taken in rats to scientifically validate the claim of TT [containing protodioscin (PTN)] as an aphrodisiac...
  56. ncbi Hair analysis to demonstrate administration of sildenafil to a woman in a case of drug-facilitated sexual assault
    Pascal Kintz
    Laboratoire ChemTox, 67400 Illkirch, France
    J Anal Toxicol 33:553-6. 2009
    ..more recently, tadalafil (Cialis, Lilly-Icos) and vardenafil (Levitra, Bayer), has drawn public attention to aphrodisiacs. The search for such substances dates back millennia...
  57. ncbi Aphrodisiac evaluation in non-copulator male rats after chronic administration of Eurycoma longifolia Jack
    H H Ang
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Science Malaysia, Minden, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 15:265-8. 2001
    ..Hence, this study lends further support to the use of the plant by indigenous populations as a traditional medicine for its aphrodisiac property...
  58. pmc Regulatory Role of PBAN in Sex Pheromone Biosynthesis of Heliothine Moths
    Russell Jurenka
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University Ames, IA, USA
    Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2:46. 2011
    ..compounds associated with a hairpencil structure associated with the aedaegus that are used as short-range aphrodisiacs during the mating process...
  59. ncbi Structure elucidation of sildenafil analogues in herbal products
    L Blok-Tip
    Centre for Quality of Chemical Pharmaceutical Products, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, NL 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Food Addit Contam 21:737-48. 2004
    ..When analysing products marketed for penile erectile dysfunction or marketed as aphrodisiacs, attention should be given to the possible presence of these components.
  60. pmc Eurycoma longifolia Jack in managing idiopathic male infertility
    Mohd Ismail Bin Mohd Tambi
    Wellmen Clinic, Damai Service Hospital, Kuala Lumpur 52100, Malaysia
    Asian J Androl 12:376-80. 2010
    ..The proprietary extract of Eurycoma longifolia Jack significantly improved the sperm quality in these patients, allowing for 11 (14.7%) spontaneous pregnancies...
  61. ncbi Ferutinin stimulates nitric oxide synthase activity in median eminence of the rat
    Trina Colman-Saizarbitoria
    Laboratory of Bioassays and Natural Products, Laboratory of Molecular Modeling, School of Pharmacy, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
    J Ethnopharmacol 106:327-32. 2006
    ....
  62. ncbi Effects of Eurycoma longifolia jack on laevator ani muscle in both uncastrated and testosterone-stimulated castrated intact male rats
    H H Ang
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Science Malaysia, Minden, 11800, Penang, Malaysia
    Arch Pharm Res 24:437-40. 2001
    ..Hence, the pro-androgenic effect as shown by this study further supported the traditional use of this plant as an aphrodisiac...
  63. pmc Current evaluation of the millennium phytomedicine- ginseng (II): Collected chemical entities, modern pharmacology, and clinical applications emanated from traditional Chinese medicine
    Lee Jia
    Developmental Therapeutics Program, National Cancer Institute NIH, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Curr Med Chem 16:2924-42. 2009
    ....
  64. ncbi Curculigo orchioides: the black gold with numerous health benefits
    Nagendra Singh Chauhan
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar M P 470003, India
    Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 8:613-23. 2010
    ..The present review is an attempt to enumerate various biologically tested activities and evaluation of different phytochemicals present in this important medicinal plant...
  65. ncbi Arthropods and their products as aphrodisiacs--review of literature
    B Pajovic
    Urology and Nephrology Clinic, Clinical Centre of Montenegro, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:539-47. 2012
    After a short review of impotence, the definitions of erectants and aphrodisiacs are presented. The Authors propose division of arthropods according to the places of effect...
  66. ncbi Analysis of herbal dietary supplements for sexual performance enhancement: first characterization of propoxyphenyl-thiohydroxyhomosildenafil and identification of sildenafil, thiosildenafil, phentolamine and tetrahydropalmatine as adulterants
    Stéphane Balayssac
    Groupe de RMN Biomédicale, Laboratoire SPCMIB UMR CNRS 5068, Universite Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex, France
    J Pharm Biomed Anal 63:135-50. 2012
    ..The last formulation containing osthole, a bioactive natural coumarine improving sexual dysfunction, is most probably truly natural...
  67. ncbi Influence of Eurycoma longifolia on the copulatory activity of sexually sluggish and impotent male rats
    P Zanoli
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Pharmacology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41100 Modena, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 126:308-13. 2009
    ..In the study we evaluated the influence of Eurycoma longifolia Jack on sexual behavior (including both motivation and copulatory performance) of sexually sluggish and impotent male rats...
  68. ncbi Screening of Indian aphrodisiac ayurvedic/herbal healthcare products for adulteration with sildenafil, tadalafil and/or vardenafil using LC/PDA and extracted ion LC-MS/TOF
    Akash A Savaliya
    Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research NIPER, Sector 67, S A S Nagar, Mohali 160062, Punjab, India
    J Pharm Biomed Anal 52:406-9. 2010
    ..The extent of adulterant in this sample was determined to the therapeutic dose in the formulation. The study thus indicates emergence of the problem of adulteration of Indian herbal products with PDE-5 inhibitors...
  69. ncbi Experimental evidence of the anaphrodisiac activity of Humulus lupulus L. in naïve male rats
    P Zanoli
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Pharmacology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41100 Modena, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 125:36-40. 2009
    ..hops) is mainly recommended as a mild sedative with antispasmodic and digestive properties. It is also reputed to exert an anaphrodisiac effect but it is still lacking the experimental evidence of this activity...
  70. ncbi Aphrodisiac properties of Allium tuberosum seeds extract
    Hu Guohua
    College of Life and Environment Science, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, PR China
    J Ethnopharmacol 122:579-82. 2009
    ..In the present study, we examined the effect of Allium tuberosum seeds extract upon the expression of male rat sexual behavior, in order to know whether Allium tuberosum seeds extract possess aphrodisiac property...
  71. pmc Anti-aphrodisiac compounds of male butterflies increase the risk of egg parasitoid attack by inducing plant synomone production
    Nina E Fatouros
    Laboratory of Entomology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Chem Ecol 35:1373-81. 2009
    During mating in many butterfly species, males transfer spermatophores that contain anti-aphrodisiacs to females that repel conspecific males...
  72. ncbi Icariin protects murine chondrocytes from lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory responses and extracellular matrix degradation
    Man Hai Liu
    School of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Sinyi District, Taipei City 110, Taiwan, ROC
    Nutr Res 30:57-65. 2010
    ..glucoside isolated from Epimedium pubescens, is used as antirheumatics (or antiinflammatory), tonics, and aphrodisiacs in traditional Chinese medicine...
  73. ncbi Potent natural aphrodisiacs for the management of erectile dysfunction and male sexual debilities
    Singh Akhand Pratap
    Central Drug Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Lucknow, UP, India
    Front Biosci (Schol Ed) 4:167-80. 2012
    ..The identification of potential resources could help undertake further studies to establish their possible mechanism of action; opening the doors to proper clinical trials for human use...
  74. ncbi [Dietary supplements on the domestic market adulterated with sildenafil and tadalafil]
    Dezso Csupor
    Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem, Gyógyszerésztudományi Kar Farmakognóziai Intézet Szeged Eötvös u 6 6720
    Orv Hetil 151:1783-9. 2010
    ..of ten plant-based preparations, marketed in Hungary, and recommended as (or alleged to be) natural aphrodisiacs, are reported. Sildenafil and/or tadalafil or related analogs were detected in six of the ten products...
  75. pmc Risk of egg parasitoid attraction depends on anti-aphrodisiac titre in the large cabbage white butterfly Pieris brassicae
    Martinus E Huigens
    Laboratory of Entomology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 8031, 6700 EH, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Chem Ecol 37:364-7. 2011
    ....
  76. ncbi Improvement of penile erection, sperm count and seminal fructose levels in vivo and nitric oxide release in vitro by ayurvedic herbs
    M Thakur
    Centre for Phytochemistry and Pharmacology, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia
    Andrologia 43:273-7. 2011
    ..Increase in seminal fructose levels and sperm count further validates the role of these herbs in improving reproductive function...
  77. ncbi Identification of thioketone analogues of sildenfil using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
    Che Nin Man
    National Poison Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
    J Chromatogr A 1218:7055-60. 2011
    ..analogues have been found adulterated in herbal preparations and food products that claim to have natural aphrodisiacs. In this study, a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) assay was developed for the screening and ..
  78. pmc Methaemoglobinaemia after ingestion of amyl nitrite
    R J Forsyth
    Department of Child Health, University Hospital, Nottingham
    Arch Dis Child 66:152. 1991
    ..The availability of these products, their poor labelling, and their intended presence in domestic bedrooms all serve to increase the hazard they pose to young children...
  79. ncbi Dose- and time-dependent effects of ethanolic extract of Mucuna pruriens Linn. seed on sexual behaviour of normal male rats
    Sekar Suresh
    Department of Anatomy, Dr Arcot Lakshmanasamy Mudaliar Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani Campus, Chennai, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 122:497-501. 2009
    ..seed on general mating behaviour, libido and potency of normal male Wister albino rats were investigated and also compared with the standard reference drug, Sildenafil citrate...
  80. ncbi Evaluation of Crocus sativus L. (saffron) on male erectile dysfunction: a pilot study
    Ali Shamsa
    Urology Department, Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
    Phytomedicine 16:690-3. 2009
    ..15+/-1.44; after treatment 39.20+/-1.90, p<0.001). Saffron showed a positive effect on sexual function with increased number and duration of erectile events seen in patients with ED even only after taking it for ten days...
  81. ncbi Bandaged penis
    O P Murty
    Forensic Pathology Unit, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia
    J Forensic Leg Med 14:301-3. 2007
    ..These changes were considered to be caused by bites. The micro-photographic findings in the case were of acute myocardial ischemia, pulmonary oedema, and fatty liver...
  82. ncbi Effects of aqueous extract of Alpinia calcarata rhizomes on reproductive competence of male rats
    W D Ratnasooriya
    Department of Zoology, University of Colombo, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
    Acta Biol Hung 57:23-35. 2006
    ..Further, the HWE was nontoxic. It is concluded that A. calcarata rhizomes possess a strong and safe oral aphrodisiac activity...
  83. ncbi Application of LC-ESI-MS-MS for detection of synthetic adulterants in herbal remedies
    Maciej J Bogusz
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicide, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, 11211 Riyadh, P O Box 3354, MBC 10, Saudi Arabia
    J Pharm Biomed Anal 41:554-64. 2006
    ..were grouped in suites, comprising analgesic drugs, antibiotics, antidiabetic drugs, antiepileptic drugs, aphrodisiacs, hormones and anabolic drugs, psychotropic drugs, and weight reducing compounds...
  84. ncbi Malaysian researchers bet big on home-grown Viagra
    David Cyranoski
    Nat Med 11:912. 2005
  85. ncbi Effect of Tribulus terrestris on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase activity and androgen receptors in rat brain
    K Gauthaman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, Singapore
    J Ethnopharmacol 96:127-32. 2005
    ..The findings from the present study add further support to the aphrodisiac claims of TT...
  86. ncbi Mutagenicity of some alkyl nitrites used as recreational drugs
    V C Dunkel
    Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC
    Environ Mol Mutagen 14:115-22. 1989
    ..All six compounds were positive in the Salmonella assay. The mutagenic and known toxic effects of these chemicals remain a concern because a large population of teenagers and young adults continue to abuse these substances...
  87. ncbi Morphological, chemical and functional analysis of catuaba preparations
    Christa Kletter
    Institute of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna, PharmaCenterVienna, Vienna, Austria
    Planta Med 70:993-1000. 2004
    ..Neither aqueous nor methanolic extracts of the Trichilia catigua reference material nor alkaloid-enriched fractions of commercial samples showed any effect on the rabbit corpus cavernosum in an in vitro test...
  88. ncbi A potential aphrodisiac for female macaques
    Antti Pertovaara
    Neuroscience Unit, Helsinki Brain Research Center, Institute of Biomedicine Physiology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 79:137-41. 2004
    ....
  89. ncbi Effect of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a root with aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing properties, on serum reproductive hormone levels in adult healthy men
    G F Gonzales
    Instituto de Investigaciones de la Altura, and Department of Biological and Physiological Sciences Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, PO 1843, Lima, Peru
    J Endocrinol 176:163-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, treatment with Maca does not affect serum reproductive hormone levels...
  90. ncbi Aphrodisiac properties of Montanoa tomentosa aqueous crude extract in male rats
    M Carro-Juárez
    Laboratorio de Comportamiento Reproductivo, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala, CP 90000, AP 484, Tlaxcala, Mexico
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 78:129-34. 2004
    ..Present findings provide experimental evidence that the crude extract preparation of M. tomentosa, used as a traditional remedy, possesses aphrodisiac properties...
  91. pmc Toad venom poisoning: resemblance to digoxin toxicity and therapeutic implications
    R M Gowda
    Division of Cardiology, Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Heart 89:e14. 2003
    ..The treatment approach to patients with suspected toad venom poisoning is described...
  92. ncbi 'Buzz' in the ear
    Wijayasingam Giridharan
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
    Ear Nose Throat J 83:83. 2004
  93. ncbi Evaluation of Baccharis trimera and Davilla rugosa in tests for adaptogen activity
    Fúlvio Rieli Mendes
    Cebrid, Department of Psychobiology at UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Phytother Res 21:517-22. 2007
    Baccharis trimera (Asteraceae) and Davilla rugosa (Dilleniaceae) are used popularly as tonics, aphrodisiacs and for stomach ailments, among other uses...
  94. pmc Sexual cooperation and conflict in butterflies: a male-transferred anti-aphrodisiac reduces harassment of recently mated females
    J Andersson
    Department of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Group of Ecological Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1271-5. 2000
    ..Hence, sexual cooperation gradually turns to conflict. Future research is required to reveal which sex controls the gradual decrease in the MeS titre which is necessary for allowing mated females to regain attractiveness and remate...
  95. ncbi [Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) : a life with aphrodisiacs]
    M Hatzinger
    Abteilung für Urologie, Markuskrankenhaus, Wilhelm Epstein Strasse 2, 60431, Frankfurt M, Deutschland
    Urologe A 48:415-8. 2009
    ..For Casanova, the use of different aphrodisiacs or love amulets served only one purpose, and that was to continuously broaden his frivolous adventures...
  96. doi Aphrodite, sex and salt--from butterfly to man
    Bernard M Moinier
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:2154-61. 2008
  97. ncbi GC/MS comparison of the West Indian aphrodisiac "Love Stone" to the Chinese medication "chan su": bufotenine and related bufadienolides
    T L Barry
    Mass Spectrometry Service Center, Northeast Regional Laboratory, US Food and Drug Administration, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA
    J Forensic Sci 41:1068-73. 1996
    ..The data demonstrate that the aphrodisiac was also derived from toads...
  98. ncbi Vasoactivity, antioxidant and aphrodisiac properties of Caesalpinia benthamiana roots
    Alexis Zamble
    Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, E A 1043, Universite de Lille 2, Faculté de Pharmacie B P 83, 59006 Lille Cedex, France
    J Ethnopharmacol 116:112-9. 2008
    ..The action of Caesalpinia benthamiana on sexual behaviour and some assays on potential modes of action were performed...
  99. pmc Effect of 50% ethanolic extract of Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry. (clove) on sexual behaviour of normal male rats
    - Tajuddin
    Department of Ilmul Advia Unani Pharmacology, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India
    BMC Complement Altern Med 4:17. 2004
    ..The present study is aimed to investigate the effect of 50% ethanolic extract of clove on general mating behaviour, libido, potency along with its likely gastric ulceration and adverse effects on sexually normal male albino rats...
  100. ncbi Comparative tolerability and efficacy of treatments for impotence
    W Meinhardt
    Department of Urology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam
    Drug Saf 20:133-46. 1999
    ..However, long term comparison studies have not been performed. Safety demands must be set very high for this type of treatment since the disorders being treated present no threat to the patient's health...
  101. ncbi Chemical constituents of Piper betle Linn. (Piperaceae) roots
    K Ghosh
    Department of Chemical Technology, University College of Science and Technology, Calcutta University, India
    Molecules 10:798-802. 2005
    ..stigmast-4-en-3,6-dione. All these compounds were characterized by spectroscopic means. Isolation of these compounds from this source is being reported here for the first time...

Research Grants3

  1. CANNABINOIDS AND THE HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Adjuvant Ginseng Use During Breast Cancer Drug Therapy
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  3. Anti-Cancer Ginsenosides: Their Interactions and Mechanisms of Action
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2007
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