Phytochemicals and the breakthrough of traditional herbs in the management of sexual dysfunctions

Author
Adimoelja A
Address
School of medicine 'Hang Tuah' University, Teaching and Naval Hospital,Surabaya, Indonesia.
Source
Int J Androl, 23 Suppl 2(-HD-):82-4 2000
Abstract
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.
Language
Eng
Unique Identifier
20309682


Major MeSH Headings
Impotence DT ; Medicine, Herbal ; Saponins TU
Minor MeSH Headings
Clinical Trials ; Double-Blind Method ; Fertility ; Human ; Male ; Multicenter Studies ; Placebos


Publication Type
JOURNAL ARTICLE
ISSN
0105-6263
Country of Publication
ENGLAND
Entry Month
0009

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