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Evaluation of the aphrodisiac potential of rice field eel, monopterus albus extracts in male mice

Zulkefli, Nor Intan Fazleen and Hashim, Ridzwan (2017) Evaluation of the aphrodisiac potential of rice field eel, monopterus albus extracts in male mice. Sains Malaysiana, 46 (6). pp. 845-849. ISSN 0126-6039

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Abstract

Rice field eel, Monopterus albus, is widely consumed by the local people as a source of traditional medicine. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the M. albus aqueous and lipid extracts as an aphrodisiac based on the mounting behaviour and mating assessment. The doses used for both extracts were 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg. Negative control mice received 0.9% saline while positive control received 5 mg/kg Sildenafil citrate or Viagra®. The observation was carried out for 1 h after administration of the respective doses of the extracts. Male mice treated with the different doses of lipid extract showed substantial mounting behaviour. Meanwhile, only male mice treated with 200 mg/kg aqueous extract displayed aphrodisiac property which was similar to 200 mg/kg lipid dose. As both extracts produced higher number of mounting than Sildenafil citrate at 1st h of observation, this indicated that they are as competent as Sildenafil citrate. In conclusion, this study provides evidence that M. albus could be used as an alternative source for male sexual activity.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5465/62848
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aphrodisiac; mating assessment; Monopterus albus; mounting behaviour; rice field eel
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics
T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Depositing User: prof Dr Ridzwan Hashim
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2018 19:39
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 01:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62848

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