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A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE APHRODISIAC ACTIVITY OF FOOD PLANTS MONDIA WHITEI, CHENOPODIUM ALBUM, CUCURBITA PEPO AND SCLEROCARYA BIRREA EXTRACTS IN MALE WISTAR RATS.

By Constance Rufaro Sewani-Rusike, Jehu E Iputo, Eugene J Ndebia, Mavuto Gondwe and David R Kamadyaapa

Abstract

Background: Any substance that increases erectile function, sexual performance and enjoyment is considered an aphrodisiac. The was to compare the effects of food plants Mondia whitei, Chenopodium album, Cucurbita pepo and Sclerocarya birrea extracts 200mg/kg body weight on sexual behavior, sperm parameters and testosterone levels in adult male rats. These are food plants also aphrodisiacs in South Africa, Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa. Materials and methods: Sexual behavior parameters assessed in this study included an arousal component (mount latency and intromission sexual potency (mount frequency and intromission frequency), erection (copulatory efficiency) and ejaculations. All treatments orally daily for 28 days. Sexual behavior parameters were quantified 2 hours after a single dose, at 14 days and at 28 days of treatment. Results: The order of efficacy in stimulating sexual behavior in male rats was M. whitei >S. birrea > C. pepo ≥C. album. Although change in number of ejaculations and sperm count (P>0.05) for all treatment groups compared to controls, all treatments increased motility. M. whitei and C. pepo treatments resulted in increased (

Topics: sexual behavior, aphrodisiac, sperm motility, S. birrea, C. pepo, C. album
Publisher: 'African Traditional Herbal Medicine Supporters Initiative (ATHMSI)'
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.21010/ajtcam.v12i2.5
OAI identifier: oai:journals.athmsi.org:article/2533
Provided by: ATHMSI Journals

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