North American Journal of Medical Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 255--263

The potentiality of medicinal plants as the source of new contraceptive principles in males


Ifeanyi Princewill Ogbuewu, Ihemdirim Chukwuma Unamba-Oparah, Victor Udodirim Odoemenam, Idorenyin Friday Etuk, Ifeanyi Charles Okoli 
 Animal physiology Laboratory, Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B.1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Ifeanyi Princewill Ogbuewu
Animal physiology Laboratory, Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B.1526, Owerri, Imo State
Nigeria

Rising human population throughout the world especially in developing and underdeveloped countries has detrimental effects on life supporting system on earth. Traditionally, plants have been used to treat different kinds of ailments. The growing importance of phytochemicals in males has been reported. Contraceptive ability of plants has been reported in several animal models. The reversibility of the anti-fertility effects of plants and its active compounds are of potential clinical relevance in the development of male contraceptive. This review attempts to discuss the latest reports on the potentiality of medicinal plants as the source of new contraceptive principles in males.


How to cite this article:
Ogbuewu IP, Unamba-Oparah IC, Odoemenam VU, Etuk IF, Okoli IC. The potentiality of medicinal plants as the source of new contraceptive principles in males.North Am J Med Sci 2011;3:255-263


How to cite this URL:
Ogbuewu IP, Unamba-Oparah IC, Odoemenam VU, Etuk IF, Okoli IC. The potentiality of medicinal plants as the source of new contraceptive principles in males. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Apr 18 ];3:255-263
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