Allium tuberosum seed extract has aphrodisiac properties. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Aphrodisiac properties of Allium tuberosum seeds extract.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Apr 21;122(3):579-82. Epub 2009 Feb 7. PMID: 19429330
College of Life and Environment Science, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, PR China. [email protected]
AIM OF THE STUDY: In the present study, we examined the effect of Allium tuberosum seeds extract upon the expression of male rat sexual behavior, in order to know whether Allium tuberosum seeds extract possess aphrodisiac property. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The aphrodisiac activity of Allium tuberosum seeds n-BuOH extract was investigated in male rats. The extract (500 mg/kg body weight/day) and L-dopa (100 mg/kg body weight/day) were administered orally by gavages for 40 days. Mount latency (ML), intromission latency (IL), ejaculation latency (EL),mounting frequency (MF), intromission frequency (IF), ejaculation frequency (EF) and post-ejaculatory interval (PEI) were the parameters observed before and during the sexual behavior study at day 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40. RESULTS: The n-BuOH extract reduced significantly ML, IL, EL and PEI (p<0.05). The extract also increased significantly MF, IF and EF (p<0.05). These effects were observed in sexually active and inactive male rats. CONCLUSIONS: Present findings provide experimental evidence that the n-BuOH extract preparation of Allium tuberosum seeds possesses aphrodisiac property.