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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B

Alterations in sperm parameters of adult male Wistar rats following exposure to aqueous flower extract of Aspilia africana


Author(s): Okwuonu Uche Christina, Eze Gerald Ikechi, Njoya Helen K, Adagbonyin Osahenrhumwen and Iyemene P Tracy

Abstract: In recent times, reproductive health has become a very key aspect of human health requiring a lot of attention. This is as a result of the various health and societal issues arising from deviations in reproductive health. Several individuals in the society today have one or more reproductive health concerns, including infertility, fertility regulation issues, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive tract malignancies and many more. Medicinal plants have gained global acceptance and are now being used in the management of diseases, infections reproductive and public health concerns. This study was designed to investigate changes in the sperm parameters of adult male wistar rats exposed to aqueous flower extract of Aspilia africana including sperm count, morphology and motility. The results obtained revealed a significant (p<0.05) dose dependent reduction in the sperm count, progressive motility and morphological abnormalities in male rats given aqueous extract of A. africana flowers when compared with the control (74%). This shows that A. africana flowers may have herbal contraceptive effects and possible spermicidal potentials. Further study is therefore required to elucidate its mechanism of action.

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Okwuonu Uche Christina, Eze Gerald Ikechi, Njoya Helen K, Adagbonyin Osahenrhumwen and Iyemene P Tracy. Alterations in sperm parameters of adult male Wistar rats following exposure to aqueous flower extract of Aspilia africana. International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies. 2020; 2(2): 70-76.
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