Potential aphrodisiac plants in Malaysia

A mini review

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Abstract

The use of plant material to treat sexual dysfunction is commonly known among traditional practitioners in Malaysia. These treatments have been applied and practiced for many generations. Despite this, little scientific research has been carried out to elucidate the substances that contribute to these aphrodisiac effects. In this review, we highlight the ten commonly availableMalaysian plants with potential aphrodisiac effects for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. This includes Eurycomalongifolia Jack., Orthosiphon stamineus Benth., Stemonatuberosa Lour., Smilax myosotiflora, AcalyphaindicaLinn., Andrographispaniculata (Burm. F.) Wall. Ex Ness., Quercusinfectoria G. Olivier., LubisapumilaBenth. & Hook f., MoringaoleiferaLam. and Helminthostachyszeylanica (L.) Hook. Further investigation on the substances, pharmacology and toxicology should be performed to explore and discover the true potential of these plants as aphrodisiac herbal drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-289
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Alternative medicine
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Malaysia
  • Medicinal plant

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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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