Toxic potentials of ten herbs commonly used for aphrodisiac effect in Turkey


ABUDAYYAK M. , Ozdemir Nath E., ÖZHAN G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.45, sa.3, ss.496-506, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1401-153
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.496-506

Özet

Background/aim: Sexual dysfunction is a serious problem worldwide. In Turkey, herbal products are used by some people suffering from sexual dysfunction. Despite their therapeutic advantages, some constituents of herbs are potentially toxic and pose health risks because they can be bought from the market without a prescription. Therefore, we aimed to determine the safety of herbs possessing aphrodisiac effects, chosen on the basis of their frequency of medicinal use and commercial importance in Turkey.