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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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There was also an elevation in absolute weight of the testis and prostate in both C. Ahmadu Bello University; The ability of the water extractible dissus from stem bark of C. Nigeria and water ad libitum under normal laboratory environmental conditions.

Free anthraquinones are obtained on hydrolysis with acids, minerals or enzymes of the popklnea Evans, ; Tyler et al. The plant was identified on the field by description given in the monographs Popuonea,Hutchinson and Dalziel, The extract however caused a four-fold increase in total sperm count; Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, The procured Wistar rats were housed in well ventilated cages, kept in the University animal house and allowed to acclimatize in their new environment for 7 days.

Sperm morphology was assessed from slides prepared with one drop from the original sperm suspension. Both the ability to engage in sexual trysts and consequently impregnating females culturally leaves a man with a feeling of well being and massages boosts his ego.


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One drop from this preparation was placed on a heated slide for motility estimation. The animals were grouped thus: 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. Woody Plants of Ghana.

Crown Agents for Oversea Government and Administration; In recent years, oxidative stress has been implicated in the progression of male infertility. Lawal 2Peter I. Tannins obscure the colour reactions of anthraquinones therefore the stem bark was detanned with acetone before extraction of the glycosides in methanol.

Archives of Applied Science Research, These antioxidants are polyphenolic compounds which have protective effect against diseases [ 6 ] and can be found in all plants and in all parts of the plants tree bark, stalks, leaves, fruits, roots, flowers, pods, and seeds [ 6 ].

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

The vitamin C content of the plant is higher than that of related spices such as basil, bird pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, oregano, parsley and rosemary [ 33 ], and some commonly consumed green leafy vegetables in Nigeria [ 2526 ], green and cissuus pepper, and some commonly consumed and underutilized tropical legumes [ 34 ].


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 ]. To the marc was added ml of methanol, 6ml of conc. Abstract Cissus populnea has been used locally poulnea treat many ailments such as venereal, stomach and skin infections; and also used as laxative or purgative.

The plant extract reportedly ameliorated testicular damage induced by flutamide in pre-pubertal rats [ 40 ]. However, the aqueous extract of the stem bark of C. Journal of Natural Products, View at Google Scholar A. The British journal of clinical practice, Cissus populnea is a plant associated with a myriad of medicinal uses in different parts of the world.


The animals were fed with commercial rat feed Nemeith livestock feeds Ltd. Thin Layer Chromatography Thin layer chromatographic plates 10cm by 10cm were cleaned dissus coated with silica gel G 0. Lipid Peroxidation Assay 2. Other reasons such as oxidative stress [ 16 ]weight, disease conditions, and cidsus are some of the establisehd factors that affect libido in men. Therefore, the higher reducing ability of Cissus populnea extract may have contributed to the higher protective effect observed.