Some Nigerian males across various geographic and socioeconomic strata employ the use of herbals such as Cissus populnea extracts. Cissus populnea (Guill & Perr): A Study of the Aqueous Extract as Potential Spermatogenic Enhancers in Male Wistar Rats. Anthony B. Ojekale, Oladipupo A . Cissus populnea Guill. & Perr. [family VITACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type.

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Malondialdehyde MDA is the end-product of lipid peroxidation, which is a process where reactive oxygen species ROS degrade polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Their testes and accessory sex organs were carefully dissected out, trimmed of fat and weighed. The clear supernatant collected and was used for subsequent analysis.

The reducing property of the extract was determined by assessing the ability of the extract to reduce FeCl 3 solution as described by Oyaizu [ 21 ]. The inability of a man to either have full penetrative sex or impregnate the. The extraction was carried out as earlier reported [ 2 ].

A comparison of semen qualities between and Ascorbic acid is a good reducing agent and exhibits its antioxidant activities by electron donation [ 2526 ].


Animals orally administered with Cissus populnea extracts daily for 64 days Group II: Chemicals and reagents used such as thiobarbituric acid TBA1,phenanthroline, deoxyribose, gallic acid, and Folin-Ciocalteau’s reagent were procured from Sigma-Aldrich, Inc.

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Anthraquinones of Cissus Populnea Guill & Perr (Amplidaceae)

Materials and Methods 2. The counting chamber was charged from this suspension carefully to avoid sperm accumulating in its trough. Extraction is based on the fact that the free anthraquinones are soluble in non polar solvents while the glycosides are soluble in polar solvents. Ayotunde, Ageing, sexuality cizsus enhancement among Yoruba people in south western Nigeria. One of the byproducts of lipid peroxidation is malondialdehyde, this byproduct has been used in various biochemical assays to monitor the degree of peroxidative damage sustained by spermatozoa [ 3536 ].

This work aims at determining the type of anthraquinones poplunea the stem bark of C.

The inability of a man to either have full penetrative sex or impregnate the opposite gender due to erectile dysfunction or infertility is becoming quite a common feature, and cissjs been on the increase for some time now [] [ 2 ]. Hutchinson J, Dalziel J M. Briefly, the caudal epididymis was dissected out, several incisions were made in it, and it was populbea in 1ml of buffered physiological saline. In this study, we examined the effects of aqueous extract of C.

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Journal of Endocrinology, In recent years, oxidative stress has been implicated in the progression of male infertility. Economically the fruits are edible in soups. Lipids are considered to be the most susceptible macromolecules and are present in male reproductive organ. Sperm of the experimental animals was collected, and the parameters count, motility, morphology analysed.


They were then passed through graded alcohol, cleared pppulnea xylene, embedded in molten paraffin and blocked out.

West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Cissus populnea Guill. & Perr.

The plant has also been reported to increase cell populnfa in Sertoli cell lines in vitro [ 37 ]. The oral administration regime followed our earlier reported dosage [ 2 ]. Infertility is a major clinical problem, affecting people medically and psychosocially. Ibrahim, Aqueous ethanolic extract of Cochlospermum planchonii rhizome enhances spermatogenesis in male albino rats.

Endogenous antioxidants in plants may play an important role in antioxidative defense against oxidative damage [ 4 ], possibly preserving the biological functions of cells [ 5 ].

The popylnea of Cissus populnea were collected in Aprilin the morning from Tashar Ango, a village 60km along Zaria-Kano road. Depending on region, there exists a legion [ 252627 ] of herbal remedies being marketed as spermatogenesis enhancers and aphrodisiacs.

American Journal of Medical and Biological Research3 5 Only a small proportion of tubules showed germ cell loss especially in the ad-luminal areas.

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Ciesus drop from this preparation was placed on a heated slide for motility estimation. Oguntola 1Latifat O. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, Sample Collection Fresh samples of stem bark of Cissus populnea were purchased in a local market, in Akure metropolis, Nigeria.