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Phytochemistry. 2003 Apr;62(7):1019-25.

Recent findings on natural products with erectile-dysfunction activity.

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School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.


Viagra has had a profound influence on the search for natural products with erectile-dysfunction activity. To date the "natural" equivalent is not in existence but several pure compounds from nature, e.g., Yohimbine, Citrulline, two pyrano-isoflavones, berberine, forskolin and others, have either been re-examined or are new potential candidates. Intense activity exists in the area of testing semi-purified plant extracts for erectile dysfunction activity.

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