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Influence of Cyperus esculentus tubers (Tiger Nut) on male rat copulatory behavior

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2015
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Title
Influence of Cyperus esculentus tubers (Tiger Nut) on male rat copulatory behavior
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12906-015-0851-9
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Authors

Mohammed Z. Allouh, Haytham M. Daradka, Jamaledin H. Abu Ghaida

Abstract

Cyperus esculentus tubers (tiger nut) are one of the ancient food sources known to humanity. It is traditionally used in the Middle East to stimulate sexual arousal in men. However, there has been no scientific evidence about its assumed aphrodisiac properties. This study aimed to investigate the influence of tiger nut on the copulatory behavior of sexually active male rats. Two sets of sexually active male rats -highly active and moderately active- were identified depending on baseline sexual activity. Rats in each set were randomly divided into a control and treated groups. Highly active rats were treated with doses of 1 and 2 g/kg/d of raw tiger nut powder, while moderately active rats were treated with a dose of 2 g/kg/d. After 30 days' treatment, copulatory behavior and serum hormonal levels were measured and compared between the groups within each experimental set. Phytochemical analyses including liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and atomic absorption were performed to elucidate the main constituents of tiger nut that may be responsible for altering serum hormones. Tiger nut stimulated sexual motivation in both highly and moderately active rats, indicated by reduced mount and intromission latencies in these rats compared to controls. Furthermore, tiger nut improved sexual performance, indicated by increased intromission frequency and ratio, in treated moderately active rats compared to controls. Serum testosterone levels increased significantly after tiger nut administration. Lastly, phytochemical analyses revealed the presence of quercetin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and mineral zinc in tiger nut. Tiger nut has positive effects on the copulatory behavior of adult male rats.

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Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 19%
Student > Master 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Other 12 23%
Unknown 8 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 10 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 51. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 March 2022.
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