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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Abstract Cissus populnea has been used locally to treat many ailments such as venereal, stomach and skin infections; and also used as laxative or purgative. Appropriate dilutions of the extract were oxidized with 2.

Results The thin layer chromatographic analysis revealed the anthraquinone extracts to contain physcion and chrysaphanol Table 1. Tangential to decreasing male fertility is a concomitant drop in libido which is mostly but not all times age related [ 15 ].

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This work aims at determining the type of anthraquinones from the stem bark of C. Table 1 Thin layer chromatographic results of anthraquinone extract of Cissus populnea stem bark and Senna leaves. Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicines Cissus populnea are plants associated with a myriad of medicinal uses in different parts of the world and are good sources of carotenoids, triterpenoids, and ascorbic acid. Figa-Talamanca, Reduction in fertility in male greenhouse workers exposed to pesticides.

Journal of ethnopharmacology, Total phenolic, flavonoid, and vitamin C content of stem bark of Cissus populnea stem bark. Cissus populnea stem bark was extracted with water, concentrated and lyophilized.


Experimental Plant collection and Identification The stem of Cissus populnea were collected in Aprilin the morning from Tashar Ango, a village 60km along Zaria-Kano road.

Sanda, Effects of cssus stem bark extract of Cissus populnea on some serum enzymes in normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats.

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In the testis, Fe-induced lipid peroxidation destroys the structure of lipid matrix in the membranes of spermatozoa, and it is associated with loss of motility and impairment of spermatogenesis [ 37 ]. ROS can directly attack the polyunsaturated fatty acids of the cell membranes and induce lipid peroxidation.

The high vitamin C content of the plant will definitely contribute additively or synergistically to the observed antioxidant and medicinal properties of the plant. McGuinness, Development of postnatal gonocytes in vivo and in vitro, in Function of somatic cells in the testis. Sperm morphology was assessed from slides prepared with one drop from the original sperm suspension. View at Google Scholar T.

The animals were housed in well ventilated cages and maintained in the animal house of the Department of Biochemistry, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos for seven 7 days before the commencement of the drug treatment. View at Google Scholar G. Other reasons such as oxidative stress [ 16 ]weight, disease conditions, and lifestyle are some of the establisehd factors that affect libido in men.

Thin layer chromatographic results of anthraquinone extract of Cissus populnea stem bark and Senna leaves. Determination of Total Phenolic Content The total phenolic content was determined using the method reported by Singleton et al. Sperm count was determined using the improved Neubauer haemocytometer. This project aims at determining the type of anthraquinones from the stem bark of C.


Its extracts have been credited with antibacterial properties [ 7 ], as an antitrypanosomal plant and a source of gum powder [ 8 ] and as a component of a herbal antisickling Nigerian formula [ 9 ]. Veiw table Ciwsus index. Fenster, Have sperm densities declined? African Journal of Biotechnology, There is however slight sloughing of cells in the basal area of the tubule on the left of this field. This study assessed the spermatogenic effects of aqueous extract of Cissus populnea stem bark.

In this study, we examined the effects of aqueous extract of C. The presence of anthraquinones justifies the use of the stem bark in the treatment of indigestion and the chromatographic profile can be used for identification of the plant.

Anthraquinones of Cissus Populnea Guill & Perr (Amplidaceae)

Reference Rf Friedrich and Bailer, Materials and Methods 2. Aqueous Extract Preparation The sample was washed under running water, air dried after which the dried sample was grinded to powdered form, and kept dry in an air-tight container prior to the extraction.

The oral administration regime followed our earlier reported dosage [ 2 ]. Open in a separate window. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, Afrodisiacs — African Aphrodisiacs. Sperm density was determined by modifying a method previously described [ 25 ].

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