Natural Aphrodisiacs

Herbs, Oils, and Other Aphrodisiacs

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Sexual And Gender Identity Disorders

This diagnostic class contains three relatively disparate types of disorders, linked together only by virtue of their involvement in human sexuality. Sexual dysfunctions refer to disturbances in sexual desire or functioning, paraphilias refer to unusual sexual preferences that interfere with functioning (or in the case of preferences that involve harm to others like pedophilia, merely acting on those preferences), and gender identity disorder refers to a serious conflict between one's internal identity of maleness and femaleness (gender identity) and one's anatomical sexual characteristics. These categories are discussed in detail in Chapter 37.

Alcohol Induced Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction refers to impairment in sexual desire, arousal, or orgasm, or presence of pain associated with intercourse as a result of alcohol use. Alcohol-induced sexual dysfunction differs from a primary sexual disorder in that improvement would be expected with abstinence from alcohol. In males, erectile dysfunction may occur transiently with alcohol use, especially at blood alcohol levels above 50 mg 100 ml. Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and gonadal atrophy are reported in chronic alcoholics (Adler, 1992).

Yohimbe and Yohimbine

Yohimbe refers to the bark obtained from a West African evergreen tree, which traditionally has been used for sexual disorders and as an aphrodisiac. Yohimbine is one the major chemicals present in yohimbe. Limited studies have evaluated the effectiveness and safety of yohimbe for sexual disorders. Some studies indicate that yohimbe may be beneficial for erectile dysfunction in men and decreased libido in women. However, it has many serious side effects, including severely decreased blood pressure, abnormalities of heart rhythm (arrhythmias), heart failure, and death. Other side effects include insomnia, anxiety, tremor, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, headache, nausea, and vomiting. The FDA has determined that yohimbe is not safe or effective and that it should not be available for over-the-counter use. Yohimbine, the active ingredient in yohimbe, is available by prescription in the United States. People with MS may experience sexual disorders, including difficulties with...

Shalender Bhasin md Atam B Singh md and Robert Christiansen md

At age 17 , he was evaluated at a Los Angeles Hospital for failure to develop secondary sex characteristics, and started on testosterone injections, which he takes infrequently. At the time of his clinic visit at age 23, he had not been sexually active, reported very little sexual desire, and did not shave or masturbate.

Natural Health Products

The active components of many natural health products (NHPs) are metabolized by similar pathways to modern medicines. It is therefore important to recognize whether NHPs are being taken, and specifically which ones, and to be aware of potential interactions. While many people appear to take NHPs safely, potential interactions have been identified 54 . For example, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have the potential to interact with herbs that have antiplatelet activity (e.g. gingko biloba, garlic, ginger, bilberry, dong quai, feverfew, meadowsweet, turmeric and willow) and with those containing coumadin (chamomile, motherworth, horse chestnut, fenugreek and red clover). The risk ofhepatotoxicity may be increased when acetaminophen is taken in conjunction with herbs such as kava. The use of sedative herbs such as chamomile, valerian, and kava may increase CNS depression due to opioid medications, and opioid effectiveness may be reduced by ginseng.

Table 89 Factors to consider before prescribing potentially addictive substances for elderly patients

Because normal aging is associated with reduced function in all three areas, particularly in men, diagnosis of the above sexual dysfunctions in elderly patients requires that the clinician take normal aging changes into account. The Massachusetts Male Aging Study found that the probability of complete erectile dysfunction tripled from 5 to 15 , and that of moderate erectile dysfunction doubled from 17 to 34 , between ages 40 and 70 years. The probability of minimal erectile dysfunction was constant at 17 throughout the age range, however (Levine 2000). This study also surveyed changes in male sexual activity over a 9-year follow-up period. The investigators reported consistent declines in frequency of intercourse, frequency of erections, sexual desire, and satisfaction with sex in all age groups, but the largest declines were in men ages 60-70 at entry into the study (Araujo et al. 2004). Similar results were found in the Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors (Laumann et al....

Dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone available as a dietary supplement. It is marketed as an antiaging compound and as a miracle cure for many medical conditions. Claimed benefits of DHEA of potential interest to people with MS include improvement in fatigue, sex drive, and mood.

Club Drugs and the Circuit Scene

Multiple substance use at circuit parties has recently become a great concern in the gay community, in the context of the crystal methamphetamine epidemic and the rising incidence of HIV transmission among young gay men in large urban environments. A study of 428 young gay and bisexual men under the San Francisco Young Men's Health Study (Greenwood et al., 2001) found polydrug users to be more likely to be HIV seropositive (OR 2.05) or of unknown HIV status (OR 2.78). The common link between HIV seropositivity and multiple substance use has not been demonstrated, but given the preceding discussion, it is reasonable to suspect that an important personality factor may be involved, such as behavioral dyscontrol in the form of impulsivity or sensation seeking. When disinhibiting drugs such as alcohol and GHB are taken concert, a person who has high trait impulsivity is even more likely to engage in risky behavior. For example, Cook and colleagues (2001) identified gay men recently...

Effect Of Malignancy Treatment On Fertility

Post-treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma in men with chemotherapy results in testicular germ cell aplasia and decreased libido.5 The seminiferous epithelium inside the testes is most sensitive to the detrimental effects of chemotherapy. Therefore, after treatment with gonadotoxic agents, patients may be rendered oligozoospermic or azoospermic. Because testosterone production by the Leydig cells remains unaffected, patients still develop normal secondary sexual charac-teristics.19 However, treatment with high, cumulative doses of gonadotoxic chemotherapy can lead to Leydig cell dysfunction.

CASE 1 Cushings Disease Difficulties In Diagnosis Case Description

A 38-yr-old woman was referred because of a 75-lb weight gain over the past 7 yr. She has noticed some increasing facial fullness and has had some problems with climbing stairs. She has had insomnia and nocturia for the past 3 yr and complains of some easy bruisability. She recently suffered a stress fracture in her right foot. She has maintained normal menstrual periods, but has had a decreased libido. She complains of emotional lability over the past 2 yr. She denied any history of diabetes, hypertension, or kidney stones.

Pharmacology of 5aReductase Inhibitors

It reduces human serum DHT levels by 65-70 and prostatic DHT levels by 85-90 130 . The efficacy, safety and ability to reverse the natural progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia have convincingly been demonstrated. Since serum testosterone levels are unaffected, side effects such as decreased libido, fertility and sexual function are rare. Treatment with finas-teride results in shrinkage of the prostate gland by inducing apoptosis and atrophy of the epithelial cells with little effect on the stroma 130 . As fi-nasterides selectively inhibit the 5aR-2, the prostate still receives androgenic stimuli from the residual 30 of serum DHT and 10 of intraprostatic DHT, which has been generated by the 5aR-1.

Synergy

Many spices are more potent when mixed. French quatre epices (pepper, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg) is often used to make sausages and may in fact make the sausage last longer. Curry powder (which contains 22 different spices), pickling spice (15 spices), and chili powder (10 spices) are broad-spectrum antimicrobial melanges (Sherman and Billing, 1999). Andrews (1995) elaborates on this spice called curry. Originating in India, curry is a combination of freshly ground spices, principally chili pepper, with as few as 5 or as many as 50 spice ingredients. Slightly roasted ground chillis are powdered and mixed in with ground turmeric (for color) and adding coriander, along with other spices, alphabetically, allspice, anise, bay, caraway, cardamom, celeryseed, cinnamon, cloves, cubeb, curry leaf, dill, fennel, fenugreek (both leaves and seeds), garlic, ginger, juniper, mace, mint, mustard, nutmeg, pepper (both black and white), poppyseed, saffron, sumac, zedoary, not to mention salt....

Spice Statistics

Black pepper and onion were used more frequently (63 and 65 ) than garlic, 35 , chilis, 24 , lemon and lime juice, 23 , parsley, 22 , ginger, 16 , and bay leaf, 13 . Then came coriander, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, thyme, paprika, sweet pepper, cumin, celery, turmeric, allspice, mustard, cardamom, saffron, mint, dill, oregano, basil, lemongrass, sesame, tamarind, sage, rosemary, anise, marjoram, caraway, capers, tarragon, juniper, fenugreek, horseradish, fennel, and savory (Sherman and Hash, 2001). Those that I fail to include in this book, I have covered earlier in my Culinary Herbs (Duke, 1985) and or Living Liqueurs (Duke, 1987). I anticipate a CRC Handbook of Medicinal Culinary Herbs as a sequel to this spice book, lamenting that there is no clear-cut line between the definitions of spice and culinary herb. But all are medicinal.

Neoplatonism

Most of the Church Fathers were soaked in the classics of Roman scholarship St Jerome had to put himself under a special penance to stop himself from reading them. The pagan philosophies themselves were still strong and active. The Alexandrian philosopher Plotinus (ad 205-70) had inspired an ascetic, Neoplatonic, or 'gnostic' tradition within the early Christian Church, and his prolific writings on the joys of contemplation lived long after him.14 Plotinus believed that all physical matter was inherently evil. It clogged up the soul and kept it earthbound, when its true celestial existence depended on weightlessness, mingling with the universe above to attain the state of the pure absolute Being, the One. The pure soul had minimal bodily needs, and had to renounce all sexual desire chastity was an essential qualification. Neoplatonic asceticism was widespread among intellectuals of the small farm or villa

Human Cases

To continue with the hormonal theme, we can begin by looking at beliefs about the distribution of female sexual interest during the menstrual cycle. Many researchers, in evolutionary biology, behavior, and physiology, have deduced that it must be the case in human females that peak sexual interest and desire occur at the same time as peak fertility. This conclusion is a simple extension of the hormonal determinism model from mice and dogs. While this may have the ring of a reasonable assumption, it is not supported by the clinical literature. Kinsey, for example, found that 59 of his female sample experienced patterns of fluctuation in their sexual desire during their cycle but only 11 experience a peak of sexual desire in mid-cycle, when they are most likely to be fertile.11 More recently, Singer and Singer, in a survey of studies, found that only 6-8 of women experience an increase in sexual desire around the time of ovulation. Most studies found peaks of sexual desire right before...

Sexual Dysfunction

ED is a repeated inability to achieve or sustain a penile erection of sufficient rigidity for sexual intercourse.1'7'8 While ED frequently is referred to as impotence, the latter term extends to a multitude of other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse and reproduction, e.g., lack of sexual desire driven by psychological issues, problems with ejaculation or orgasm, and dysfunctional organ systems. ED can reflect a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. In 1985, approximately 8 of 1000 men in the US made physician office visits for ED. In 1999, the rate had increased to 22 in 1000 due, in part, to the availability of vacuum devices to induce erections, in part due to injectable drugs for the penis but more the result of the introduction of the PDE5 inhibitor sildenafil (14), the orally active 'little blue pill' and a massive direct-to-consumer advertising campaign for sildenafil and other PDE5...

Abt724

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a complex and controversial disorder that includes components of desire and arousal and orgasmic and sex pain disorders (dyspareunia and vaginismus).14'15 FSD consists of four recognized disorders hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) associated with decreased arousal and sexual aversion female sexual desire disorder (FSAD) associated with decreased arousal orgasmic disorder, a difficulty or inability to achieve orgasm and sexual pain disorder. HSDD can be treated with a transdermal testosterone patch, although a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel declined to recommend approval for the Intrinsa transdermal testosterone in 2005 due to concerns with long-term safety and clinical trial endpoint issues.16 While there is a major psychological component in decreased sexual desire, as discussed above, the success of the PDE5 inhibitors in promoting erections in males has led to a hypothesis that FSAD is caused by a decreased blood flow to...

Anabolic Steroids

While the drug is being taken, there is a significant reduction in testosterone production by the testes so that sperm output and quality are decreased, and a return to normal can take many months after drug use is stopped. The effect on sex drive is variable, but overall it seems that the sex drive increases at the beginning of a steroid-using cycle, and then decreases to below normal after several weeks of use. Drive may remain below normal levels even after the drug is stopped, until such time as the testes start producing testosterone again. There may also be a reduction in size of the testicles (87).

Sexual Concerns

Researchers have investigated the various types of sexual problems experienced by CSA and sexual assault survivors. According to the DSM-IV, there are four types of sexual dysfunctions related to desire, arousal, orgasm, and pain (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). In addition to these areas, a lack of sexual satisfaction is also considered a frequently experienced problem by survivors. Within these parameters, researchers have consistently found that CSA survivors are likely to experience problems with sexual desire and or sexual arousal (Becker et al., 1984 Jackson et al., 1990 Kirschner, Kirschner, & Rappaport, 1993 Westerlund, 1992). Fear of sexual contact (sexual aversion) is a dysfunction of desire and is also frequently reported by CSA survivors. Clinical experience suggests that women presenting with sexual aversion disorder have almost always been victims of a sexual trauma in childhood and or as an adult (Wincze & Carey, 1991). Women who were victims of adult...

Gemtuzumab zoqamicin

Goserelin -LHRH agonist -endocrine effects -hot flashes -decreased libido -gynecomastia -impotence -nausea and vomiting (uncommon) -transient increase in bone pain -hot flashes -decreased libido -gynecomastia (3 ) -breast tenderness -impotence (2 ) -nausea and vomiting (uncommon) -transient increase in bone pain -peripheral edema -dizziness, headache

Clinical Studies

Various health effects are claimed by people due to EMF exposure, including headache, cardiovascular changes, behavioral changes, confusion, depression, difficulty in concentrating, sleep disturbances, decreased libido, and poor digestion. The main sources of information in this field are surveys of people and workers living close to potential sources of EMF, laboratory tests, and epidemiological data.

Whitehead

The date of the first herbal drink is open to debate. Certainly ginseng was recognised as a qi tonic herb about 5000 years ago (Bown, 2003) and one of the traditional ways of using ginseng was to make a tea from its dried root. It is mentioned in Shen Nong's Cannon of Herbs, which, although not completed until about ad 250, was founded on the work of Shen Nong, a Chinese Emperor believed to have reigned around 3000 bc. Tea (Camellia sinensis) has been drunk in China for about 3000 years (Bown, 2003) for the stimulating effects of its caffeine content. Later, liqueurs, although not soft drinks, were made from herbs by monks for medicinal and tonic purposes. Coffee and chocolate are nowadays simply considered popular because of their tastes, but when they were first discovered they were seen as tonic drinks with various stimulant properties including aphrodisiac effects. Even the world's most popular soft drink started life promoted as a nerve tonic (Pendergrast, 1993) and in 1899,...

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