Aphrodisiac activity of Cordia dichotoma forst .f. fruits

Author(s): I.J.Kuppast, P.Vasudeva Nayak, K.Chandra Prakash, K.V.Sathishkumar

The aphrodisiac activity of extracts of Cordia dichotoma Forst.f. fruits (300mg/kg bodywt) was studied in albino rats of Wistar strain. The extractions of C.dichotoma Forst.f. fruits were carried out using ethanol. This extract was fractionated using petroleum ether, solvent ether, ethyl acetate, butanol and butanone in succession. These extracts were studied for aphrodisiac activity using different components of copulatory behaviour viz. sniffing, genital grooming, mounting frequencies and number of mating in albino rats. A significant increase in sexual activity was observed in petroleumether, ethyl acetate and butanol extracts of fruits of C.dichotoma Forst.f. The animals showed improved responses, thus showing the efficacy of drug as an aphrodisiac and its use in the traditional Indian system of medicine.

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