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. pmc Sexual conflict and cooperation in butterfly reproduction: a comparative study of polyandry and female fitness
    C Wiklund
    Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, S 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1661-7. 2001
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. ncbi Natural aphrodisiacs
    Rany Shamloul
    Queen s University Pharmacology, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Sex Med 7:39-49. 2010
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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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. pmc Sexual conflict and cooperation in butterfly reproduction: a comparative study of polyandry and female fitness
    C Wiklund
    Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, S 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1661-7. 2001
    ..antagonistic coevolution, so that the various component parts of the male ejaculate-sperm, nutrients, anti-aphrodisiacs, and gonadotrophic hormones-may each correspond to a separate conflict-cooperation balance between the sexes...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  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 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
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  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 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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)...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi Causing disabled people to exist and causing people to be disabled
    Jeff McMahan
    Ethics 116:77-99. 2005
  24. 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.
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi Drinking bat blood may be hazardous to your health
    Supaporn Wacharapluesadee
    Clin Infect Dis 43:269. 2006
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. doi 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi An insight into Malaysian herbal medicines
    Hooi Hoon Ang
    Trends Pharmacol Sci 25:297-8. 2004
  33. 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...
  34. 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.
  35. doi [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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
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  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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.
  42. 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
  43. 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...
  44. 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
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  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. doi 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. doi 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...
  52. doi 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...
  53. doi 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...
  54. doi 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...
  55. doi [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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. doi 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. doi 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 ..
  65. doi 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...
  66. 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
    ....
  67. doi [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...
  68. 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...
  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. doi Aphrodite, sex and salt--from butterfly to man
    Bernard M Moinier
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:2154-61. 2008
  71. 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
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi Hormone treatment facilitates penile erection in castrated rats after sleep deprivation and cocaine
    M Levy Andersen
    Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina Unifesp EPM, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Neuroendocrinol 16:154-9. 2004
    ..Corticosterone concentrations were lower in the castrated sleep-deprived rats than in respective control group. These data show that progesterone treatment facilitates penile erection in sleep deprived-cocaine castrated rats...
  75. 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
    ....
  76. ncbi Pharmaceutical aphrodisia
    Thomas M Bridges
    Dept of Pharmacology, Lindsley Laboratory RRB 804, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 6600, USA
    Curr Top Med Chem 7:1152. 2007
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi Free serum testosterone level in male rats treated with Tribulus alatus extracts
    Walid H El-Tantawy
    Drug Bioavailability Center, National Organization for Drug Control and Research, Cairo, Egypt
    Int Braz J Urol 33:554-8; discussion 558-9. 2007
    ..The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of Tribulus alatus extracts on free serum testosterone in male rats...
  80. 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...
  81. doi 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...
  82. ncbi Malaysian researchers bet big on home-grown Viagra
    David Cyranoski
    Nat Med 11:912. 2005
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. ncbi Aphrodisiac drug-induced hemolysis
    Ruth Stalnikowicz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus, Israel
    J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 42:313-6. 2004
    ..We report three patients who presented over the past year with acute hemolysis after inhalation of butyl nitrite, two of them had glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency...
  88. doi Effect of ethanolic extract of Rubia peregrina L. (Rubiaceae) on monoamine-mediated behaviour
    Sanjay Kasture
    Department of Pharmacology, MGV s Pharmacy College, Panchavati, Nashik 422003, India
    Nat Prod Res 25:1950-4. 2011
    ..In the traditional system of medicine in Sardinia, Rubia peregrina (RP) is reported as an aphrodisiac herb. Since aphrodisiacs may also have dopaminergic activity, and there can be a reciprocal relationship between dopaminergic and ..
  89. doi Modification of propranolol's bioavailability by Eurycoma longifolia water-based extract
    S A B Salman
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Penang, Malaysia
    J Clin Pharm Ther 35:691-6. 2010
    ..This may include hypertensive patients receiving propranolol which may cause sexual dysfunction as one of its side-effects. There is no published study of the potential pharmacokinetic interaction between propranolol and the herb...
  90. ncbi Treatment of toad venom poisoning with digoxin-specific Fab fragments
    J R Brubacher
    New York City Poison Control Center, New York, USA
    Chest 110:1282-8. 1996
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first reported use of digoxin Fab fragments to treat toad venom poisoning...
  91. ncbi Pharmacy through the ages. Tonic aphrodisiac
    Dennis B Worthen
    Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 44:225. 2004
  92. doi Plant-based Rasayana drugs from Ayurveda
    Subramani Paranthaman Balasubramani
    Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 74 2, Jarakbande Kaval, Post Attur, Via Yelahanka, Bangalore 560106, India
    Chin J Integr Med 17:88-94. 2011
    ..This article reviews the basics of Rasayana therapy and the published research on different Rasayana drugs for specific health conditions. It also provides the possible directions for future research...
  93. ncbi Stimulating property of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata extracts on the sexual-behavior of male rats
    R Arletti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Pharmacology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 143:15-9. 1999
    ..Neither extract affected locomotor activity. These results seem to support the folk reputation of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata as sexual stimulants...
  94. ncbi Sexual dysfunction in men who abuse illicit drugs: a preliminary report
    Jiann Bang-Ping
    Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital Urology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Sex Med 6:1072-80. 2009
    Despite being seen as aphrodisiacs, illicit drugs are reported to have detrimental effects on male sexual function but most studies have been based on small case numbers with ambiguous results.
  95. ncbi Effects of Microdesmis keayana roots on sexual behavior of male rats
    A Zamble
    Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie E A 1043, Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite de Lille 2, B P 83, 59006 Lille Cedex, France
    Phytomedicine 15:625-9. 2008
    ..A short-term toxicity study undertaken to establish the therapeutic index of aqueous extract, showed that a high dose of the extract (2g/kg body weight) caused no mortality or changes in rats' behavior...
  96. ncbi The effect of saffron, Crocus sativus stigma, extract and its constituents, safranal and crocin on sexual behaviors in normal male rats
    H Hosseinzadeh
    Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, Pharmaceutical Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, P O Box 1365 91775, Mashhad, IR Iran
    Phytomedicine 15:491-5. 2008
    ..increased MF, IF and EF behaviors and reduced EL, IL and ML parameters. Safranal did not show aphrodisiac effects. The present study reveals an aphrodisiac activity of saffron aqueous extract and its constituent crocin...
  97. ncbi Classification of commercial Catuaba samples by NMR, HPLC and chemometrics
    Cristina Daolio
    Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Rod Washington Luis Km 235, Sao Carlos SP, Brazil
    Phytochem Anal 19:218-28. 2008
    ..A comparative study of HPLC, HR-MAS and liquid-NMR techniques is also reported...
  98. ncbi Erectile dysfunction through the ages
    J Shah
    Department of Urology, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    BJU Int 90:433-41. 2002
  99. ncbi Aphrodisiac properties of Tribulus Terrestris extract (Protodioscin) in normal and castrated rats
    K Gauthaman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119704, Singapore
    Life Sci 71:1385-96. 2002
    ..These results were statistically significant. It is concluded that TT extract appears to possess aphrodisiac activity probably due to androgen increasing property of TT (observed in our earlier study on primates)...
  100. ncbi Chlorophytum borivilianum: a white gold for biopharmaceuticals and neutraceuticals
    Gulab Singh Thakur
    Research and Development Centre, Bisen Biotech and Biopharma Pvt Ltd, Biotech Research Park, M 7, Laxmipuram, Transport Nagar, Gwalior M P, India
    Curr Pharm Biotechnol 10:650-66. 2009
    ..The in vitro tuber induction, extraction, purification and characterization of saponins are also discussed in the present review...
  101. ncbi Ginseng, sex behavior, and nitric oxide
    Laura L Murphy
    Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 962:372-7. 2002
    ..Thus, animal studies lend growing support for the use of ginseng in the treatment of sexual dysfunction and provide increasing evidence for a role of nitric oxide in the mechanism of ginsenoside action...

Research Grants6

  1. CANNABINOIDS AND THE HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 1999
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  2. CANNABINOIDS AND THE HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. CANNABINOIDS AND THE HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. CANNABINOIDS AND THE HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Adjuvant Ginseng Use During Breast Cancer Drug Therapy
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  6. Anti-Cancer Ginsenosides: Their Interactions and Mechanisms of Action
    Laura Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2007
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