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Int Braz J Urol. 2007 Jul-Aug;33(4):554-8; discussion 558-9.

Free serum testosterone level in male rats treated with Tribulus alatus extracts.

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Drug Bioavailability Center, National Organization For Drug Control and Research, Cairo, Egypt. wldhmdy@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of Tribulus alatus extracts on free serum testosterone in male rats.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Free serum testosterone level was measured in male rats treated with alcoholic extracts of the aerial part without fruits, fruits of Tribulus alatus and their fractions.

RESULTS:

All tested extracts showed significant increase in the level of free serum testosterone when compared to that of corresponding control, p < 0.05. Statistical comparison of all groups revealed that the maximum level was found in groups treated with chloroformic and ethanolic fractions of fruits extract.

CONCLUSION:

Tribulus alatus extract appears to possess aphrodisiac activity due to its androgen increasing property.

PMID:
17767762
DOI:
10.1590/s1677-55382007000400015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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