Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Human Performance
Exercise and Sport Science
The aim of this study was to determine if Eurycoma longifolia in combination with maca root could be effective in treating women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Using a randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over, case study design we evaluated the hypothesis that E. longifolia and maca root (3400 total mg/day) supplementation by premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder would imporve mood, libido, overall quality of life, muscular strength, and aerobic capacity. E. longifolia and maca root su[[lementation did not elicit positive changes in muscular strength or aerobic capacity. Further investigation using a larger sample size may evalutate the aphrodisiac properties of E. longifolia and maca root.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Moran, Ryan Gerald, "Effects of Eurycoma Longifolia and Maca Root on Libido and Mood in Premenopausal Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: A Case Study Design" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1501.