ANTIFERTILITY ACTIVITY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS ON MALE AND FEMALE REPRODUCTIONAbstract
- Population control is a significant issue worldwide especially in developing countries like India. Population breakout has responsible for various deleterious effects on life surviving resources on the earth. Therefore fertility regulation is necessary for the conservation of life supporting resources as well as good reproductive life of both males and females. Various chemical methods of contraception are available today but these methods possess several side effects. Herbal medicinal plants have been used as safe alternatives of the chemical methods. Evaluation of the herbal medicinal plants has been in progress for several decades to identify effective and safe substances for fertility regulation. Several medicinal plant extract were investigated for their antifertility activity both in male and female animal models. This review covered scientific proven information on various medicinal plants used for antifertility activity in both males and females. This review provides information on botanical name along with their common name, antifertility activity, part used and their phytochemicals present in plants.
Parveena Devi , Pradeep Kumar , Nidhi and Isha Dhamija*
P. D. M. College of Pharmacy , Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India
21 July, 2014
11 October, 2014
16 November, 2014
01 March, 2015