Investigation Of Aphrodisiac Potential Of Blepharis edulis Linn. (Utangan) Claimed By Tribals Of Malwa Region of Madhya Pradesh

Pande, Milind; Pathak, Anupam
July 2009
International Journal of ChemTech Research;Jul2009, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p769
Academic Journal
The present study is aimed to investigate the effect of ethanolic extract of Blepharis edulis Linn. (family Acanthaceae) on general mating behaviour, libido, and adverse effects on sexually normal male albino mice. The suspension of the alcoholic extract was administered orally at the dose of 100, 250, and 500 mg / kg, to different groups of male mice (n = 6) once a day for seven days. The female Swiss Albino mice involved in mating were made receptive by hormonal treatment. The general mating behaviour, libido and potency were determined and compared with the standard reference drug sildenafil citrate. Hormonal parameter like testosterone was evaluated. The most appreciable effect of the extract was observed at the dose of 500 mg/kg. The results indicated that the ethanolic extract of Blepharis edulis Linn. (family Acanthaceae) produced a significant and sustained increase in hormonal levels of testosterone indication for the sexual activity of normal male mice without any adverse effects.


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