The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
Seven randomoized clinical trials for the use of Panax ginseng to treat erectile dysfunction were reviewed and showed beneficial results. From: Jang, D. J., Lee, M. S., Shin, B. C., Lee, Y. C., & Ernst, E. (2008). Red ginseng for treating erectile dysfunction: a systematic review. British journal of clinical pharmacology, 66(4), 444-450.
Aphrodisiac activities of ginseng are reviewed. From: Nocerino, E., Amato, M., & Izzo, A. A. (2000). The aphrodisiac and adaptogenic properties of ginseng. Fitoterapia, 71, S1-S5.
Ginsing and other herbs were reviewed for male sexual dysfunction. From: Bella, A. J., & Shamloul, R. (2014). Traditional plant aphrodisiacs and male sexual dysfunction. Phytotherapy research, 28(6), 831-835.
Extract from the leaves of Passiflora incarnata had an aphrodisiac activity in male mice, increasint mounting time. From: Dhawan, K., Kumar, S., & Sharma, A. (2003). Aphrodisiac activity of methanol extract of leaves of Passiflora incarnata Linn. in mice. Phytotherapy Research, 17(4), 401-403.
Ylang ylang may have aphrodisiac qualities. From: Tisserland, R. (1988). Essential oils as psychotherapeutic agents. In Perfumery (pp. 167 – 181) Springer, Netherlands.
Dill extract increased sexual activity in male rats. From: Iamsaard, S., Prabsattroo, T., Sukhorum, W., Muchimapura, S., Srisaard, P., Uabundit, N., … Wattanathorn, J. (2013). Anethum graveolens Linn. (dill) extract enhances the mounting frequency and level of testicular tyrosine protein phosphorylation in rats . Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B, 14(3), 247–252.
Human trials of T. terrestris and its aphrodisiac and performance enhancing effect were reviewed. From: Qureshi, A., Naughton, D. P., & Petroczi, A. (2014). A systematic review on the herbal extract Tribulus terrestris and the roots of its putative aphrodisiac and performance enhancing effect. Journal of dietary supplements, 11(1), 64-79.