B. Senthil Kumar*, J. Vijaya Kumar
Infertility is a major public health concern. In Siddha System of Medicine many herbs were used for treating male sexual disorders. The use of herbs remarkable increased over the past few years and researcher now focuses on herbs. The present study was taken to analyze the fertility effect of an herb Cycas circinalis on male albino rats. A total of 18 healthy adult male albino rats were taken and divided into 3 groups with 6 rats in each group. One group of animal was administered orally Cycas circinalis extract (200mg/kg bodyweight) and compared to the normal control and positive control albino rats given testosterone 10μg/kg body weight subcutaneously. Various parameters were compared among the groups and the drug’s efficacy was analyzed. The administration of the drug showed significant positive results in positive control followed by experimental group. Since the synthetic hormonal preparation have grave side effects it’s better to go with herbal aphrodisiacs for better results without any side effects.
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