Aphrodisiac Activity of Vanda Tessellata (Roxb.) and Other Medicinal Plants with Aphrodisiac Potential

Daniela Ioana Țîrlode (Ilea), Crina Strugariu, Elvira Oroian, Antonia Odagiu, Teofil Eugen Oroian


An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire when consumed. The name comes from “Aphrodite”, the Greek goddess of love. Sexual health and function has been universally recognized as a vital component of a normal and healthy lifestyle. Sexual dysfunction (SD), especially erectile dysfunction (ED) is a serious public health problem that affects the sexual life of millions of men worldwide. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Treatment of ED involves many natural aphrodisiac potentials. This review discusses about aphrodisiac potential of Vanda Tessellata, an epiphytic orchid, and other medicinal plants, which are helpful for researchers to develop new herbal aphrodisiac formulations. In the recent years, there is a progressively increased interest to develop novel herbal drugs for treating sexual dysfunction, particularly erectile dysfunction.


aphrodisiac, erectile dysfunction, aphrodisiac potential, Vanda tessellate.

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