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Anti-Oogenic Evaluation of Seed Extract of abrus Precatorius L. in Swiss Albino Mice

Author Affiliations

  • 1Deptt. of Biotechnology, BNPG College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 27-30, June,10 (2013)

Abstract

Ethno-botanical reports from Rajasthan reveals utilization of Abrus precatorius L. seeds to check ova formation. So to evaluate its potential ovarian histo-architectural studies were carried out on swiss albino mice treated by body weight dependent seed extract. Ovarian histological observation of test drug treated animals show follicles in different stages of atresia and deviated oestrous cycle revealing its potential as antifertility source. This effect diminishes with time and proceeding restoration of folliculogenesis can be observed after fifteen days of the drug ingestion. Hence the present study embodies Abrus to be prolonged oral fertility regulator.

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