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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Experimental Plant collection and Identification The stem of Cissus populnea were collected in Aprilin the morning from Tashar Ango, a village 60km along Zaria-Kano road. To the marc was added ml of methanol, 6ml of conc.

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

Ethno-medicinal uses include treatment of sore breast, indigestion, venereal diseases, intestinal parasites, oedema and eye problems resulting from attack of cossus cobra Naja nigricollis Irvine, The extraction was carried out as earlier reported [ 2 ].

This followed a procedure as described [ 45 ]. Jewo 3Jamiu. Anthraquinones are anthracene derivatives and occur mainly as glycosides. American Journal of Medical and Biological Research.

This finding corroborates those from a number of previous investigators [ 293739 ]. Therefore, the higher reducing ability of Cissus populnea extract may have contributed to the higher protective effect observed.

Ascorbic acid is a good reducing agent and exhibits its antioxidant activities by electron donation [ 2526 ]. Tangential to decreasing male fertility is a concomitant drop in libido which is mostly but not all times age related [ 15 ]. 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.


The percentage content of anthraquinones of the stem bark of Cissus populnea is 1. Table 1 Thin layer chromatographic results of anthraquinone extract of Cissus populnea stem bark and Senna leaves.

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The animals were fed with commercial rat feed Nemeith livestock feeds Ltd. Results and Discussion References.

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. The stem of Cissus populnea were collected in Aprilin the morning from Tashar Ango, a village 60km along Zaria-Kano road. Results and Discussion Many plants are rich sources of phytochemicals, and intakes of these plant chemicals have protective potential against degenerative diseases [ 23 ].

However, the aqueous extract of the stem bark of C.

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The plant is also used as cathartic, aphrodisiac and antidote to arrow wounds. Some Nigerian males across various geographic and socio-economic strata employ the use of herbals such as Cissus populnea extracts amongst others to manage this and also as herbal aphrodisiacs. This study assessed the spermatogenic effects of aqueous extract of Cissus populnea stem bark.

Aqueous Extract Preparation The sample was washed under running water, air dried after which the dried sample was grinded to powdered form, and kept dry in an air-tight container prior to the extraction.


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 ]. From table 1 the concentration of the two anthraquinones popunea to be less than that of senna since the yellow colour intensity is less than that of senna. Chemicals and reagents used such as thiobarbituric acid TBA1,phenanthroline, deoxyribose, gallic acid, and Folin-Ciocalteau’s reagent were procured from Sigma-Aldrich, Inc.

View at Google Scholar Poopulnea. 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.

Anthraquinones of Cissus Populnea Guill & Perr (Amplidaceae)

Flavonoids have antioxidant activity and could therefore lower cellular oxidative stress ciswus 30 ]. Journal of Endocrinology, The voucher specimen number given was FHI In Benin Republic, it is used for its diuretic properties while in Ghana it is used as a postharvest ethnobotanical protectant [ 10 ].

Cissus populnea has been used locally to treat many ailments such as venereal, stomach and skin infections; and also used as laxative or purgative. Support Center Support Center. Cissus populnea, Vitaceae, aqueous extract, spermatogenesis, wistar albino rats, male fertility. The British journal of clinical practice,