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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007, pp. 7-11
Bioline Code: tc07017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007, pp. 7-11

 en ESTROGENIC AND PREGNANCY INTERCEPTORY EFFECTS OF ACHYRANTHES ASPERA check for this species in other resources LINN. ROOT
Neeru Vasudeva and S.K Sharma

Abstract

Achyranthes aspera check for this species in other resources Linn. (Amaranthaceae) is an abundant indigenous herb in India. It is traditionally being used as an abortifacient. Four successive solvent extracts of the root were screened for antifertility activity in female albino rats. The chloroform and ethanol extracts exhibited 100% anti-implantation activity when given orally at 200 mg/kg body weight. Both the extracts at the dose of 200 mg/kg body weight also exhibited estrogenic activity. Histological studies of the uterus were carried out to confirm this estrogenic activity.

Keywords
Achyranthes aspera, Antifertility, Anti-implantation, Estrogenic, Uterotropic.

 
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