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Current Drug Discovery Technologies


ISSN (Print): 1570-1638
ISSN (Online): 1875-6220

Systematic Review Article

The Effects of Herbal Medicines on Women Sexual Dysfunction: A Systematic Review

Author(s): Tahereh Molkara, Maliheh Motavasselian, Farideh Akhlaghi, Mohammad Arash Ramezani , Hamideh Naghedi Baghdar, Seyed Majid Ghazanfari and Roshanak Salari*

Volume 18, Issue 6, 2021

Published on: 19 October, 2020

Article ID: e130921186972 Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1570163817666201019130139

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Background: Sexual health plays an important role in women’s health and quality of life. Sexual health management is a prerequisite for physical and psychological health of women. Sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm are three factors of female sexual response.

Objectives: This study aimed at the evaluation of the studies focusing on herbal medicine on women's sexual function and the assessment of its effectiveness.

Methods: So far, many different methods have been known for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction, however, none of them are not efficacious therapy.

Results: Generally, the use of herbal medicine is a safe and effective therapeutic method in the treatment of women with sexual dysfunction.

Conclusion: The role of herbal and nutritional supplementation in female sexual function has attracted researchers’ interest in recent years.

Keywords: Herbal medicine, phytotherapy, plants, sexual dysfunctions, sexual disorders, women.

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