Traditional medicinal plants as scientifically proven Aphrodisiacs

  • Ashish Kumar Gupta Department of Pharmacy, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Vedant Gyan Valley, Mahla-Jobner Link Road, Ajmer-Jaipur Expy, Jharna, Rajasthan, India and Department of Pharmacy, Uttranchal University, Dehradun, U.K., India
  • Anurekha Jain Department of Pharmacy, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Vedant Gyan Valley, Mahla-Jobner Link Road, Ajmer-Jaipur Expy, Jharna, Rajasthan, India.
  • Ramandeep Singh Himachal Institute of Pharmacy, Paonta Sahib (H.P), India
  • Satinder Kakar Himachal Institute of Pharmacy, Paonta Sahib (H.P), India
Keywords: Aphrodisiac, Ayurveda, Herbal medicines, Medicinal property

Abstract

Aphrodisiac is the word derived from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual, love and beauty.An aphrodisiac is defined as an agent (food or drug) that arouses sexual desire. Current sexual dysfunction therapy lack satisfactory success due to adverse effect, hence patients are seeking complementary and alternative medicine to treat sexual dysfunction. This review reveals that some plants and their extract have aphrodisiac activity, which are helpful for researcher to develop new herbal aphrodisiac formulations. In the recent years (2016-2018), interest in drugs of plant origin has been progressively increased.

Published
2018-12-20
How to Cite
Gupta, A., Jain, A., Singh, R., & Kakar, S. (2018). Traditional medicinal plants as scientifically proven Aphrodisiacs. International Journal of Health and Biological Sciences, 1(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.46682/ijhbs.1.1.6