TITLE

Plant-Derivatives and Herbs Used for the Promotion of Sexual Health and the Treatment of Sexual Problems

AUTHOR(S)
Rowland, David L.; Burek, Mark; Macias, Leticia
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Annual Review of Sex Research;2007, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
With the increasing use of natural remedies to promote sexual health and treat sexual problems, there is continuing need to monitor research progress supporting both their efficacy and plausibility. In this analysis, we update and expand upon an earlier review of herbal remedies—known as dietary supplements—promoted for sexual health. Specifically, we catalog the ingredients of a sample of products currently on the market, indicate changes in the prevalent ingredients in these products, and critically review the research literature, when it exists, supporting the inclusion of specific herbal ingredients. We conclude with an assessment of progress (or in some instances, lack of progress) made over the past 5 years and identify potential barriers to significant corporate or government-sponsored investment into this line of research.
ACCESSION #
35338477

 

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