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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Results and Discussion References. Various reasons including but not limited to. Cissus populnea is a plant associated with a myriad of medicinal uses in different parts of the world.

The extract however caused a four-fold increase in total sperm count; Oxidative stress results from either a decrease of natural cell antioxidant capacity or an increased amount of reactive oxygen species ROS in organisms.

Kosar Muberra, and R. Table 1 Thin layer chromatographic results of anthraquinone extract of Cissus populnea stem bark and Senna leaves. Please review our privacy policy. The findings suggest that poplnea administration of Cissus populnea aqueous extract improves spermatogenesis in male wistar rats.

Sanda, Effects of aqueous stem bark extract of Cissus populnea on some serum enzymes in normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats.

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Choudhary, Effects of methanolic root extract of Cissus populnea cixsus isolated uterine muscle of the rat. Vermeulen, The decline of androgen levels in elderly men and its clinical and therapeutic implications. Both the ability to engage in sexual trysts and consequently pophlnea females culturally leaves a man with a feeling of well being and massages boosts his ego. Endogenous antioxidants in plants may play an important role in antioxidative defense against oxidative damage [ 4 ], possibly preserving the biological functions of cells [ 5 ].


Blood and Organs Collection The animals were sacrificed at the end of 64 days under ketamine anesthesia. The animals were sacrificed at the end of 64 days under ketamine anesthesia. Only a small proportion of tubules showed germ cell loss especially in the ad-luminal areas.

Determination of Reducing Property The reducing property of the extract was determined by assessing the ability of the extract to reduce FeCl 3 solution as described by Oyaizu [ 21 ]. It helps the immune system to fight off foreign invaders and tumor cells and supports the cardiovascular system by facilitating fat metabolism and protecting tissues from free radical damage, and it assists the nervous system by converting certain amino acids into neurotransmitters.

Thin Layer Chromatography Thin layer chromatographic plates 10cm by 10cm were cleaned and coated with silica gel G 0.

Anthraquinones of Cissus Populnea Guill & Perr (Amplidaceae)

Total phenolic, flavonoid, and vitamin C content of stem bark of Cissus populnea stem bark. The Practical Evaluation of Phytopharmaceuticals. This is cissus open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ahmadu Bello University; Sertoli cells support all cells of the germ series as they pass through the various stages of development from primordial spermatogonia to fully differentiated free spermatozoa. Chukwuma, Quantitative phytochemical profile of the leaves of Cissus populnea Guill. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, Fenster, Have sperm densities declined?

The slides were air-dried, stained with heamatoxylin for 2minutes, washed and dried again. Chemicals and cssus used such as thiobarbituric acid Cissis1,phenanthroline, deoxyribose, gallic acid, and Folin-Ciocalteau’s reagent were procured from Sigma-Aldrich, Inc.

In this study, we examined the effects of aqueous extract of C.

Preparation of Tissue Homogenates The rats were decapitated under mild diethyl ether anaesthesia, and the testes tissue were rapidly dissected and placed on ice and weighed.

The roots or stem are used in building Irvine, Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicines The thin layer chromatographic analysis revealed the anthraquinone extracts to contain physcion and chrysaphanol Table 1.

Photomicrograph of cross section of testis from C.