Journal of Applied and Natural Science 5 (1): 153-156 (2013)
Antifertility effects of Solanum xanthocarpum seeds on female albino rats
S.P. Singh and Shiv Pratap Singh*
Reproductive Biology Cell, Department of Zoology, D.B.S. (P.G.) College, Dehradun - 248001 (Uttarakhand), INDIA
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Abstract : The effect of Solanum xanthocarpum seed powder as aqueous suspension on genital organs and fertility of female albino rats was studied at doses of 50, 100 & 150 mg/kg/day for 30 days.Tthe genital organ weight of albino rats was reduced significantly (P<0.05) after the treatment at 100 and 150 mg/kg doses of seed powder of S. xanthocarpum.for 30 days. The higher doses caused histopathological changes in the ovary and uterus leading to 100% control of fertility as no implants were recorded in treated female rats on the day 10th of pregnancy.
Keywords : Contraception, Fertility control, Genital organs, Herbal drugs, Solanum xanthocarpum.