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


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

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.45, no.3, pp.496-506, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1401-153
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.496-506

Abstract

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.