Potent natural aphrodisiacs for the management of erectile dysfunction and male sexual debilities.
Summary of "Potent natural aphrodisiacs for the management of erectile dysfunction and male sexual debilities."
The area of natural product research is rapidly progressing from traditional medicine to modern medicine having proper scientific basis of its usage. However, identifying the active constituent or the basis of its mechanism holds the key to synthesis of these drugs in the laboratory. Traditional Indian literature such as Ayurveda has listed several plant and animal based resources for treatment of almost every ailment. Erectile dysfunction and male sexual debilities are among the most explored areas in traditional medicine. A number of natural products, mostly plant based, have been claimed to cure erectile dysfunction and related male sexual debilities. These products often are aphrodisiac and have multi-fold effects on male reproductive system. This review aims at compiling the animal and plant based resources which bear promise of treating loss of libido and erectile dysfunction. A special emphasis is paid to find out scientific basis of their usage. 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.
Central Drug Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Lucknow, U.P., India.
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Name: Frontiers in bioscience (Scholar edition)
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The inability in the male to have a PENILE ERECTION due to psychological or organ dysfunction.
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Physiological disturbances in normal sexual performance in either the male or the female.
Inability to achieve and maintain an erection (ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION) due to defects in the arterial blood flow to the PENIS, defect in venous occlusive function allowing blood drainage (leakage) from the erectile tissue (corpus cavernosum penis), or both.
Chemical agents or odors that stimulate sexual desires. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
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