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
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.