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Table 2 The effects of extracts on sexual behaviors in rats

From: Comparative evaluation of the sexual functions and NF-κB and Nrf2 pathways of some aphrodisiac herbal extracts in male rats

Item Groups --P--
Control Sildenafil Mucuna pruriens Tribulus terrestris Ashwagandha
Mounting Latency, sec 9.48 ± 1.20a 2.10 ± 0.34d 5.27 ± 0.62b 2.86 ± 0.62cd 3.15 ± 0.60c 0.0001
Mounting Frequency* 65.65 ± 8.19d 214.27 ± 17.76a 118.99 ± 7.51c 170.86 ± 10.42b 167.72 ± 14.91b 0.0001
Intromission Latency, sec 9.40 ± 1.07a 0.98 ± 0.22d 4.87 ± 0.50b 2.13 ± 0.15c 2.73 ± 0.40c 0.0001
Intromission Frequency* 59.51 ± 4.70d 203.90 ± 15.78a 132.03 ± 11.32c 173.71 ± 14.02b 169.70 ± 18.41b 0.0001
  1. Control, no treatment; Sildenafil, rats treated with Sildenafil (5 mg/kg/d); Mucuna, rats treated with Mucuna pruriens (300 mg/kg bw); Tribulus; rats treated with Tribulus terrestris (300 mg/kg bw); Ashwagandha; rats treated with Ashwagandha (300 mg/kg bw). Data are LS means ± SE (n = 7). Different superscripts in the same row (a–c) indicate group mean differences (p < 0.05). * The number of intromissions in an ejaculatory series