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Table 2 Effect of 50% ethanolic extract of clove (S. aromaticum) on Mounting Frequency (test for libido) 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) 6.17 ± 0.98 6.33 ± 0.81NS 7.17 ± 1.72 NS 11.20 ± 1.17* 23.00 ± 2.17**
Intromission Frequency (IF) Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Ejaculation (EJ) Absent Absent Absent Absent Absent
  1. Tabular values are mean ± SEM, n = 6 n (number of animals in each group); significant difference from control, NS: Not significant. *P < 0.001,** P < 0.0001