Evaluation of the potency activity of aphrodisiac in Eurycoma longifolia Jack

Phytother Res. 2001 Aug;15(5):435-6. doi: 10.1002/ptr.968.


The butanol, methanol, water and chloroform extracts of the roots of Eurycoma longifolia Jack were studied using various tests of potency of treated male rats. The results showed that E. longifolia produced a dose-dependent, recurrent and significant increase in the episodes of penile reflexes as evidenced by increases in quick flips, long flips and erections of the treated male rats during the 30 min observation period. These results provide further evidence that E. longifolia increases the aphrodisiac potency activity in treated animals.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Aphrodisiacs / administration & dosage
  • Aphrodisiacs / pharmacology*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Male
  • Penis / drug effects*
  • Plant Extracts / administration & dosage
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plant Roots
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Rats
  • Reflex / drug effects*


  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Plant Extracts