Ameliorating the Aphrodisiac Effect of Stephania wightii Arn. (Dunn) on Animal Model
wightii is an endemic medicinal plant traditionally used in India for various
ailments. This study was set out to evaluate the aphrodisiac properties of
methanolic aerial parts and tuber extracts of Stephania wightii using animal
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body weight showed significant aphrodisiac activity on male wistar albino rats
as evidenced by an increased the levels of reproductive hormones serum
testosterone, Serum Luteinizing hormone and Serum Follicle-stimulating hormone.
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