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Table 1 Effects of 30 days of treatment with C. esculentus tubers (tiger nut) on copulatory behavior parameters of highly active male rats

From: Influence of Cyperus esculentus tubers (Tiger Nut) on male rat copulatory behavior

Treatment ML (s) MF IL (s) IF EL (s) PEI (s) IR III (s)
C 74.36 ± 11.25 4.36 ± 0.54 124.55 ± 14.14 11.00 ± 1.50 545.20 ± 97.41 395.70 ± 20.75 0.71 ± 0.02 42.38 ± 4.94
T1 40.75 ± 3.32** 4.00 ± 0.47 90.22 ± 16.10* 10.67 ± 0.85 374.00 ± 89.79 365.56 ± 41.79 0.73 ± 0.01 34.32 ± 6.42
T2 35.57 ± 2.97** 3.40 ± 0.43 54.00 ± 6.58** 11.60 ± 1.51 307.40 ± 23.15 330.90 ± 12.76 0.76 ± 0.02 29.71 ± 3.70
  1. Values are means ± SEM obtained for 10 rats per group
  2. ML Mount latency, MF Mount frequency, IL Intromission latency, IF Intromission frequency, EL Ejaculation latency, PEI Post-ejaculatory interval, IR Intromission ratio, III Inter-intromission interval, C Control rats treated with distilled water, T1 Rats treated with 1 g/kg of tiger nut/d, T2 Rats treated with 2 g/kg of tiger nut/d
  3. * P <0.05 from the control
  4. **P <0.01 from control (ANOVA)