Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part B (2020)
Pharmacological evaluation of vrishyakarma (Aphrodisiac activity) of leaf of Clitoria ternatea Linn. (Aparajita- Blue variety)
Author(s): BGSM Sumanasinghe, Mukesh Nariya, RN Acharya and K Nishteswar
Abstract: Aphrodisiacs are the substances which are used to increase sexual activity and help in fertility. The basic and fundamental purpose of sex and sexuality is the “continuation of progeny” and the survival of human race. Clitoria ternatea Linn. is a herbal drug belongs to family Fabaceae found in classical texts as Aparajita. Pharmacologically it is attributed for antioxidant, hypolipidemic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antidiabetic, CNS, antimicrobial, gastro-intestinal antiparasitic etc. This study is to evaluate its aphrodisiac activity (Vrishya) of leaf of Aparajita. The sexually active male rats were chosen separately and divided into 4 groups; each group consisting of 6 animals and the study was done using the suitable animal experimental model. The data generated during the study will be analyzed by employing Unpaired ‘t’ test and one-way ANOVA test as applicable to determine significant difference between groups at P<0.05. Milk treated group showed significant increase in body weight, sperm count, motility and sexual behavior parameters comparing to control group. Drug treated group also showed significant increase in body weight and non-significant increase in sperm motility. In this study milk showed anabolic, sparmatogenic and aphrodisiac activity.
How to cite this article:
BGSM Sumanasinghe, Mukesh Nariya, RN Acharya and K Nishteswar. Pharmacological evaluation of vrishyakarma (Aphrodisiac activity) of leaf of Clitoria ternatea Linn. (Aparajita- Blue variety). International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2020; 8(3): 130-133.