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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

Fator do impacto: 1.357

ISSN Imprimir: 1521-9437
ISSN On-line: 1940-4344

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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.2018025303
pages 81-88

Aphrodisiac Activity of an Aqueous Extract of Wood Ear Mushroom, Auricularia polytricha (Heterobasidiomycetes), in Male Rats

Gaurav Gupta
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur, India
Rakesh Kumar Sharma
School of Pharmacy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jagatpura, Jaipur, India
Rajiv Dahiya
Laboratory of Peptide Research and Development, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Anurag Mishra
School of Pharmacy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jagatpura, 302017, Jaipur, India
Juhi Tiwari
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur, India
Ganesh N. Sharma
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur, 302017 India
Sanjay Sharma
NMIMS, School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, Shirpur, Maharashtra, India
Kamal Dua
Discipline of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia; School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia and Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs, Hunter Medical Research Institute, Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights, Newcastle, NSW 2305, Australia

RESUMO

Auricularia polytricha is a popular mushroom found all over the world. In this study we considered the effect of an aqueous extract of A. polytricha (AEAP) on restoring sexual performance parameters to normal, evaluated by considering observations of sexual behavior. At 0, 6, 12, 18, and 24 days, the following parameters of sexual performance were identified before and throughout the observations: mount latency, intromission latency, ejaculation latency, mounting frequency, intromission frequency, ejaculation frequency, and postejaculatory interval. Treatment of rats under stress with AEAP showed promising effects on overcoming stress-induced sexual dysfunction, on sexual performance, and on accessory sexual organs and body weight. Mounting latency, intromission latency, ejaculation latency, and postejaculatory interval parameters were significantly decreased by AEAP, whereas mounting frequency, intromission frequency, and ejaculation frequency were significantly increased by AEAP. These properties were identified in sexually dynamic and indolent male rats. We conclude that AEAP has a potent aphrodisiac activity.