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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Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicines 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 ].

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However, the consumption of foods rich in antioxidant phytochemicals may help fight degenerative diseases caused by oxidative stress by improving body’s antioxidant status. Analysis of variance and Student’s -test were carried out [ 22 ]. The extraction was carried out as earlier reported [ 2 ].

Anthraquinones of Cissus Populnea Guill & Perr (Amplidaceae)

Determination of Reducing Property The cissu property of the extract was determined by assessing the ability of the extract to reduce FeCl 3 solution as described by Oyaizu [ 21 ]. Submission Browse by Subjects.

Lea and Febiger; This finding corroborates those from a number of previous investigators [ 293739 ]. The sample was washed under running water, air dried after which the dried sample was grinded to powdered form, pophlnea kept dry in an air-tight container prior to the extraction.


The plant was identified on the field by description given in the monographs Irvine,Hutchinson and Dalziel, Previous phytochemical studies on different parts of C.

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There is a global observed decline in male fertility over the years consequent on various factors affecting spermatogenesis. American Journal of Medical and Biological Research3 5 Thin layer chromatographic results of anthraquinone extract of Cissus populnea stem bark and Senna leaves.

Tannins obscure the colour reactions of anthraquinones therefore the stem bark was detanned with acetone before extraction of the glycosides in methanol. An estimate of the percentage of motile sperm was made [ populnez ].

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The rats were decapitated under mild diethyl ether anaesthesia, and the testes tissue were rapidly dissected and placed on ice and weighed. Wiktor, Evaluation of the effect of using mobile phones on male fertility. 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 ].

The voucher specimen number given was FHI DPPH radical scavenging ability of aqueous extract of stem bark of Cissus populnea.

Vissus Saunders Company Ltd; Chemicals and Reagents Chemicals and reagents used such as thiobarbituric acid TBA1,phenanthroline, deoxyribose, gallic acid, and Folin-Ciocalteau’s reagent were procured from Sigma-Aldrich, Inc. The total phenolic content and total flavonoid content of stem bark of C.


They were then passed through graded alcohol, cleared in xylene, embedded in molten paraffin and blocked out. This experiment employed hydrochloric acid hydrolysis. A reanalysis of global trend data. 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.

The presence of anthraquinones justifies the use of the stem bark in the treatment of indigestion and the chromatographic profile can be used for identification of the plant. Interstitium was also normal in all experimental groups with normal Leydig cells visible in many areas Figure 3.

The roots or stem are used in building Irvine, Thin layer chromatographic plates 10cm by 10cm were cleaned and coated with silica gel G 0. The percentage content of anthraquinones of the stem bark of Cissus populnea is 1.