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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Determination of Total Flavonoid Content The total flavonoid content of the sample was determined using a slightly modified method reported by Meda et al. Depending on region, there exists a legion [ 252627 ] of herbal remedies being marketed as spermatogenesis enhancers and aphrodisiacs. They were then passed through graded alcohol, cleared in xylene, embedded in molten paraffin and blocked out.

Anthraquinones of Cissus Populnea Guill & Perr (Amplidaceae)

The percentage content cisus anthraquinones of the stem bark of Cissus populnea is 1. One drop from this preparation was placed on a heated slide for motility estimation.

This followed a procedure as described [ 45 ]. Table 1 Thin layer chromatographic results of anthraquinone extract of Cissus populnea stem bark and Senna leaves.

American Journal of Medical and Biological Research. Crown Agents for Oversea Government and Administration; Many plants are rich sources of phytochemicals, and intakes of these plant chemicals have protective potential against degenerative diseases [ 23 ].

ROS can directly attack the polyunsaturated fatty acids of the cell membranes and induce lipid peroxidation. Trease and Evan’s Pharmacognosy. Wiktor, Evaluation of the effect of cissu mobile phones on male fertility. A reanalysis of global trend data. There are quite a number of herbals presently available and commercially sold in the public domain in Nigeria which the manufacturers claim to enhance both libido and spermatogenesis.

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Other reasons such as oxidative stress [ 16 ]weight, disease conditions, and lifestyle are some of the establisehd factors that affect libido in men.

Iron also decomposes lipid peroxides, thus generating peroxyl and alkoxyl radicals, which favors the propagation of lipid oxidation [ 38 ]. The Fe II chelating ability was subsequently calculated with respect to the reference which contains all the reagents without the test sample. Only a small proportion of tubules showed germ cell loss especially in the ad-luminal areas. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine, Submission Browse by Subjects.

Reference Rf Friedrich and Bailer, 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.

Vitaceae -an important medicinal plant in central Nigeria. The total phenolic content of the plant Woody Plants of Ghana. Thin layer chromatographic results of anthraquinone extract of Cissus populnea stem bark and Senna leaves.

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Introduction Man since early times had always wanted to leave progenies behind as a means of continuity of his lineage and populnnea of his procreative ability [ 1 ]. This work aims at determining the type of anthraquinones from the stem bark of C.

Cissus populnea stem bark was extracted with water, concentrated and lyophilized.

International journal of impotence research, Economically the fruits are edible in soups. Chemicals and Populneq Chemicals and reagents used such as thiobarbituric acid TBA1,phenanthroline, deoxyribose, gallic acid, and Folin-Ciocalteau’s reagent were procured from Sigma-Aldrich, Inc. Significance was accepted at. 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 ].


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.

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

Plants like Yohimbine [ 1718 ]Lepidium meyenii [ 19 ]Cochlospermum planchonii [ 20 ] and Ginseng [ 2122 ] have been reported to be of use as aphrodisiacs and spermatogenesis enhancers. Archives of Cissks Science Research, Lea and Febiger; In Benin Republic, it is used for its diuretic properties while in Ghana it is used as a postharvest ethnobotanical protectant [ 10 ]. View at Google Scholar T.

Oguntola, and Latifat O. The stem bark of Cissus populnea was purchased from a traditional herbal practitioner in Lagos state and authenticated at the herbarium of the University of Lagos. The water extractible phytochemicals from C. Materials and Methods 2. The lyophilized extract was reconstituted with distilled water for oral administration to the experimental animals [ 2 ].

Sperm count was determined using the improved Neubauer haemocytometer. View at Google Scholar A. Fenster, Have sperm densities declined? The use of C. The thin layer chromatographic analysis revealed the anthraquinone extracts to contain physcion and chrysaphanol Table 1.

The plant extract reportedly ameliorated testicular damage induced by flutamide in pre-pubertal rats [ 40 ].