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Hoodia as aphrodisiac

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Hoodia acts not only for weight loss but also as an aphrodisiac:

http://hoodiagordoniiguide.com/how-does-hoodia-work-for-weight-loss.htm

http://fastandslim.blogspot.co.at/2008/07/does-hoodia-have-aphrodisiac.html

Hoodia gordonii and Sceletium tortuosum, both from South Africa:

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It is believed that Hoodia works by acting as an agonist on the melanocortin-4- receptor, which suppresses fever, hunger and feeling of satiety and development of libido.

A new synthetic melanocortin-4- agonist is getting famous as the allegedly first real aphrodisiac: Bremelanotide (PT-141)

It doesn't act like viagra and similar medications, but through stimulation of sexual desire in the brain.

The active compound in Hoodia is P57, an oxypregnane steroidal glycoside and other trirhabinosides.

Much attention has been focused in the patent literature on melanocortin agonists and their use in treating body weight and sexual disorders [Andersson et al. Exp. Opin. Ther. Patents 2001, 11, 1583 1592]. The first reported non-peptidicmelanocortin agonist is shown below. It was isolated from a plant extract from the genus Trichocaulon or Hoodia [WO 98/46243, Quandrant Holdings].

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Iv brought hoodia seeds at least 6 times and iv never been able to get these to grow. Keep up the great posts!

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hey i have this plant in my window. nice to know its a useful one... not that i could ever bring myself to kill it.

does this include all hoodia species or just Hoodia gordonii?

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Iv brought hoodia seeds at least 6 times and iv never been able to get these to grow. Keep up the great posts!

pretty much the same happend to me, but than i imported, fresh seeds, and they germinated with ease.

but wait to sow them out, till it realy got warm, but probably they would sprout for you now aswell.

pm, me if you want some seeds, i will give them away for free.

i was informed, hoodia works aswell like a tonic, giving you overall endurance.

for horticultural information regarding hoodia, you might want to search for my hoodia thread @ the succulent forum.

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@bogfrog: As far as I know the actions only refer to Hoodia gordonii

You can also ask Haage, if they can send small plants to oz:

http://www.kakteen-haage.de

Cultivated (not wild) pure Hoodia-powder you can get there:

http://www.konakavafarm.com/hoodia.html

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