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Mondia whitei, a Medicinal Plant from Africa with Aphrodisiac and Antidepressant Properties: A Review.
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PMID:  23039023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT This paper reviews the literature concerning the ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of Mondia whitei, which is also known as Mondia whytei, African ginger or simply as mondia. Mondia is used in many parts of Africa as a traditional remedy to improve appetite and libido, as a galactagogue, as a fertility medication, and as an antidepressant. In African countries, where it is used medicinally, the most commonly cited use is as an aphrodisiac. The scientific studies reviewed in this report employed either in vivo rodent models or isolated organ techniques, and therefore the results cannot be directly extrapolated to humans. Nevertheless, these studies provide scientific evidence that support the traditional uses of mondia as an aphrodisiac and an antidepressant. Based on the safety data available in the literature, mondia is reasonably expected to be safe when prepared and used according to traditional practices.
Authors:
Hellen A Oketch-Rabah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dietary supplements     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-022X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Diet Suppl     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101249830     Medline TA:  J Diet Suppl     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Natures Grace Consulting, South Ridge way , Grants Pass , OR USA.
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