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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 192-194

Antifertility efficacy of Curcuma longa (50% E to H extract) with special referance to serum biochemistry and fertility test


Reproductive Physiology section, Department of Zoology, J.N.V University, Jodhpur 342 005, India

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Ashok Purohit
Reproductive Physiology section, Department of Zoology, J.N.V University, Jodhpur 342 005
India
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Oral feeding of 50% EtOH extract of Curcuma longa to male rats at the dose of 1gm/kg body weight caused significant reduction of serum cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids (P≤0.01 to 0.001). Whereas the SGOT levels aware not reduced significantly. Fertility test showed 80% negative result. The negative fertility results reflects the arrest of spermatogenesis and depletion of androgen level. Further Curcuma longa reflects antispermatogenic nature.


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