Effect of Melia azedarach and Dodonaea viscosa aqueous leaf extracts on fertility in male albino rats

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R. Vijay Kumar
G. Venkat Raji Reddy
J. Sathyanarayana
T. Bikshapathi
M. Krishna Reddy

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Medicinal plants play a key role in human life as they are helpful in curing several diseases. They not only support health by the pharmacological nature but also utilizable as contraceptive options. The present study reveals that the medicinal plants Melia azedarach and Dodonaea viscosa leaf extracts showing antifertility activity. The decreased sperm count and reproductive organ weights including the necrotic changes in the seminiferous tubules of testis suggesting the antifertility activity of the plants. Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) and other serological studies were also carried out to know whether side-effects of the extracts.

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Kumar R, Reddy G, Sathyanarayana J, Bikshapathi T, Reddy M. Effect of Melia azedarach and Dodonaea viscosa aqueous leaf extracts on fertility in male albino rats. IJPBR [Internet]. 31Dec.2013 [cited 26Sep.2020];1(04):07-2. Available from: http://ijpbr.in/index.php/IJPBR/article/view/943
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