A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF PLANTS USED AS CONTRACEPTIVESAbstract
Evaluation of herbs for anti-fertility effects has been in progress worldwide for several decades to identify effective and safe substances for control of population explosion. This population explosion will have negative impact on our economic policies and would simultaneously misbalance our socio-economic infrastructure. Family planning has been promoted through several methods of contraception, but due to serious adverse effects produced by synthetic steroidal contraceptives, attention has now been focused on indigenous plants for possible contraceptive effect. Although contraceptives containing estrogen and progesterone are effective and popular, the risks associated to the drugs have triggered the need to develop newer molecules from medicinal plants. Hence, there is a need for searching suitable product from indigenous medicinal plants that could be effectively used in the place of pills.
Dusmanta Kumar Pradhan*, Manas Ranjan Mishra , Ashutosh Mishra , Ashok Kumar Panda , Rajani Kanta Behera, Shivesh Jha and Sanjaya Choudhury
Associate Professor, Gayatri College of Pharmacy, Jamadarpali, Sambalpur-768200, Odisha, India
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