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Aphrodisiac activity of oils from Anacardium occidentale L . seeds and seed shells

  title={Aphrodisiac activity of oils from Anacardium occidentale L . seeds and seed shells},
  author={Valentine Chi Mbatchou and Isaac Kosoono},
Oils from the seeds and seed shells of Anacardium occidentale L. were obtained by the use of a soxhlet extractor. Phytochemical analysis of the seed-oil revealed the presence of saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids and terpenoids, while tannins were absent. The seed-oil was later tested on male albino rats for sexual behavior which resulted to significant increase in mount and intromission frequencies, and decrease in mount latency which are considered as the indices of both libido and… 

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