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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The animals were sacrificed at the end of 64 days under ketamine anesthesia.

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The total flavonoid content of C. The voucher specimen number given was FHI There is however slight sloughing of cells in the basal area of the tubule on the left of this field.

Materials and Methods 2. Hutchinson J, Dalziel J M. Submission Browse popilnea Subjects.

WB Saunders Company Ltd; Popuknea free radical scavenging ability of the extracts against DPPH 1,1-diphenyl-2 picrylhydrazyl free radical was evaluated as described by Gyamfi et al. Man since early times had always wanted to leave progenies behind as a means of continuity of his lineage and proof of his procreative ability [ 1 ].

Anthraquinones of Cissus Populnea Guill & Perr (Amplidaceae)

Lawal 2Peter I. The elevation in motility and proportion of normal sperm cells was not significant. The effects were also compared with Addyzoa a commercially purchased fertility enhancing polyherbal formulation. Tubules were better packed with mature spermatozoa in group 2 animals administered with C. Results and Discussion Many plants are rich sources of phytochemicals, cisss intakes of these plant chemicals have protective potential against degenerative diseases [ 23 ].


It is also worth noting that the vitamin C content of the plant is higher than its total phenol content. Woody Plants of Ghana. Lea and Febiger; They were examined in dark field microscopy cssus abnormalities in head, neck, mid-piece or tail regions. Animals administered with distilled water daily for 64 days. Testicular histology was well preserved in all animal groups in this study.

Testicular histology shows better packed spermatozoa in group of rats treated with Cissus populnea. Phenolic compounds can protect the human body from free radicals, whose formation is associated with the normal metabolism of aerobic cells.

A comparison of semen qualities between and Methods in Enzymology, Part Avol. The total phenolic content was determined using the method reported by Singleton et al. Rebbe, Has the fertility of Danish men declined through the years in terms of semen quality? Analysis of variance and Student’s -test were carried out [ 22 ]. The vitamin C content of stem bark of C.

ROS can directly attack the polyunsaturated fatty acids of the cell membranes and induce lipid peroxidation. Furthermore, the reducing power of the extractable phytochemicals from Cissus populnea stem bark expressed as ascorbic acid equivalent AAE is presented in Table 3. The oral administration 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 has been on the increase for some time now [] [ 2 ].


The plant was identified on the field by description given in the monographs Irvine,Hutchinson and Dalziel, Fertility and sterility, The stem bark has been reported to contain carbohydrates, tannins, cyanogenic glycosides, anthraquinones, saponins, cardiac glycosides and flavonoids Ibrahim, ; Ibrahim et al.

Cissus populnea is a plant associated with a myriad of medicinal uses in different parts of the world. This finding corroborates those from a number of previous investigators [ 293739 ].

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

An estimate of the percentage of motile sperm was made [ 44 ]. The presence of high concentrations of vitamin C and Zn in C.

Reference Rf Friedrich and Bailer, Interstitium and visible Leydig cells are normal. The animals were grouped thus: There is growing evidence to support global declining fertility in males viz sperm concentration, motility and morphologically normal [ 56789 ]. 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.

Oxidative stress results from either a decrease of natural cell antioxidant capacity or an increased amount of reactive oxygen species ROS in organisms.