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Table 1 Effect of 50% ethanolic extract of clove (S. aromaticum) on mating behaviour in male rats

From: Effect of 50% ethanolic extract of Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry. (clove) on sexual behaviour of normal male rats

  Mean Frequency ± SEM
Parameters Control (10 ml/kg) Clove (100 mg/kg) Clove (250 mg/kg) Clove (500 mg/kg) Sildenafil citrate (5 mg/kg)
Mounting Frequency (MF) 11.50 ± 1.22 13.20 ± 1.47* 19.00 ± 1.10*** 31.80 ± 2.32**** 48.70 ± 2.34****
Intromission Frequency (IF) 5.50 ± 1.22 5.83 ± 1.17 NS 6.67 ± 0.81* 8.17 ± 1.47*** 24.70 ± 0.81****
Mounting Latency (ML, in sec) 35.30 ± 1.51 36.70 ± 1.21 NS 31.30 ± 1.63*** 24.30 ± 1.63**** 11.70 ± 1.37****
Intromission Latency (IL, in sec) 40.00 ± 5.29 41.30 ± 3.89 NS 38.50 ± 3.89 NS 21.00 ± 3.83** 15.00 ± 0.89****
Ejaculatory Latency in first series (EL1, in sec) 198.00 ± 0.98 201.00 ± 13.00 NS 208.00 ± 13.70* 233.50 ± 12.00**** 344.50 ± 12.00****
Ejaculatory Latency in second series (EL2, in sec) 297.33 ± 8.10 295.50 ± 11.70 NS 311.33 ± 9.67 NS 343.16 ± 7.70**** 398.16 ± 13.50****
Post Ejaculatory Interval (PEI, in sec) 364.00 ± 12.22 343.16 ± 7.70* 309.33 ± 10.90**** 217.33 ± 8.96**** 99.00 ± 5.68****
  1. Tabular values are mean ± SEM, n = 6 (number of animals in each group); significant difference from control, NS: Not significant. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001, **** P < 0.0001.