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Articles by Ashraf Ali
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  Ramandeep Singh , Ashraf Ali and Sarabjeet Singh
  In India, indigenous remedies have been used in treatment of sexual dysfunction since the time of Charaka and Sushruta. Plants have always an exemplary source of drugs and many of the currently available drugs have been derived directly or indirectly from them. An aphrodisiac is defined as an agent that arouses sexual desire. Erectile dysfunction or Sexual dysfunction (ED or SD) or male impotence is defined as the inability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for mutually satisfactory intercourse with his partner. Sexual health and function are important determinants of quality of life. To overcome the problem of male sexual erectile dysfunction various Indian natural aphrodisiac plants potentials were preferred. The ethnobotanical information reports that about 200 plants possess aphrodisiac potential. Out of several Indian medicinal plants 33 plants were reviewed. In this review, studies on Indian medicinal plants were reviewed and their possible therapeutic applications were discussed. This review discuss about aphrodisiac potential of Indian medicinal plants, its botanical name, Common name, family, extract, models used, part used and references, which are helpful for researcher to development new herbal aphrodisiac formulations. In the recent years, interest in drugs of plant origin has been progressively increased.
  Sarabjeet Singh , Ashraf Ali , Ramandeep Singh and Ramandeep Kaur
  The inability to have child is a personal tragedy and a large proportion of childless people are confronted with social stigmatization and frustration. Erectile dysfunction is one of the commonest disorders of male sexual function. Among the methods used to treat male infertility problems, medicinal plants have been used empirically as extracts, decoctions, fractions or semi-purified compounds. These herbal products are used in the treatment of a dysfunctioning of the libido, sexual asthenia, erection and sperm disorders. Penile erection depends on a complex interaction of psychological, neural, vascular and endocrine factors. Testosterone has an important role in both central and peripheral domains of this process. Pharmacological activities of many plants have been shown in vitro using cells, in vivo (on laboratory animals) and human studies. Plants provide a treatment option that is affordable and available for infertile couples and phytotherapy is an essential form of treatment in our health system .In this review, we have summarized most of the data dealing with role of testosterone and the effects of plant extracts on mammalian reproductive functions.
 
 
 
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