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Title EVALUATION OF APHRODISIAC ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF Cicer arietinum SEEDS IN SEXUALLY SLUGGISH MALE ALBINO RATS
Authors Ravindra Babu Sajja, Venkatesh V, Suneetha B, Srinivas N
Description The present study was designed to evaluate the potential aphrodisiac effect of seeds of methanolic extract of Cicer airetinum (MECA) in sexually sluggish male albino rats. Sexual behavioral parameters like mount frequency (MF), intromission frequency (IF),ejaculation frequency (EF), ejaculation latency (EL), mount latency(ML) and intromission latencies (IL) were observed in male rats. The male serum cholesterol and testosterone concentrations were also recorded. Oral administration of MECA at 200 and 400 mg/kg body weight  significantly increased the MF, IF, EF and EL (P < 0.05)in comparison to control groups. ML and IL significantly  decreased (p<0.05). The extract also significantly (p<0.05) increased the serum cholesterol and testosterone levels. From these effects the MECA posses significant increase in the sexual activity in male rats.The augmented sexual behavior in male rats might be due to the presence of alkaloids, saponins and flavonoids  found in MECA.

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