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|Title: ||Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used as Aphrodisiacs in Bauchi Local Government Area|
|Authors: ||Sabo, S. Y.|
Otimenyin, S. O.
Uguru, M. O.
Bukar, B. B.
|Keywords: ||aphrodisiac activity|
|Issue Date: ||2018|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 4;No. 4; Pp 1-13|
|Abstract: ||Background: An aphrodisiac can be defined as any type of food or drink that is capable of causing
sexual desire or arousal, increase sexual potency and increase sexual pleasure. The use of
synthetic aphrodisiacs results in unwanted side effects that are noxious to the patients, thus there
is a growing need to look for aphrodisiacs of herbal origin with lesser side effects.
Aim: The aim of the study is to conduct an Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used as
aphrodisiacs in Bauchi Local Government area.
Methods: Traditional medical practitioners with expertise in management of sexual problems were
interview using a well structured ethnobotanical questionnaire
Results: Medicinal plants such as Waltheria indica, Trephrosia purpurea, Hygrophilla auriculata,
Gardiena erubescense, Olax subscorpioidea, Fadogia agrestis, Hymenocardia acidaBorassus aethiopum, Dichrostachys cinerea and Cyperus esculentus were identified to be used
singly as aphrodisiacs.
Conclusion: All plants should be investigated scientifically to substantiate the traditional claims
except Fadogia agretis which was pharmacologically proven to possess aphrodisiac activity.|
|Appears in Collections:||Pharmacology|
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