Phytochemicals and the breakthrough of traditional herbs in the management of sexual dysfunctions
- School of medicine 'Hang Tuah'
University, Teaching and Naval Hospital,Surabaya, Indonesia.
J Androl, 23 Suppl 2(-HD-):82-4 2000
- Traditional herbs have been a
revolutionary breakthrough in the management of erectile dysfunction
and have become known world-wide as an 'instant' treatment.
The modern view of the management of erectile dysfunction subscribes
to a single etiology, i.e. the mechanism of erection. A large
number of pharmacological agents are orally consumed and vasoactive
agents inserted intraurethrally or injected intrapenially to
regain good erection. Modern phytochemicals have developed from
traditional herbs. Phytochemicals focus their mechanism of healing
action to the root cause, i.e. the inability to control the
proper function of the whole body system. Hence phytochemicals
manage erectile dysfunction in the frame of sexual dysfunction
as a whole entity. Protodioscin is a phytochemical agent derived
from Tribulus terrestris L plant, which has been clinically
proven to improve sexual desire and enhance erection via the
conversion of protodioscine to DHEA (De-Hydro-Epi-Androsterone).
Preliminary observations suggest that Tribulus terrestris L
grown on different soils does not consistently produce the active
component Protodioscin. Further photochemical studies of many
other herbal plants are needed to explain the inconsistent results
found with other herbal plants, such as
in diversities of Ginseng, Eurycoma longifolia,
Pimpinella pruacen, Muara puama, Ginkgo biloba, Yohimbe etc.
- Unique Identifier
- Major MeSH Headings
DT ; Medicine,
Herbal ; Saponins
- Minor MeSH Headings
Trials ; Double-Blind
Method ; Fertility
Studies ; Placebos
- Publication Type
- JOURNAL ARTICLE
- Country of Publication
- Entry Month
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