Antifertility activity of Drosera burmannii

  title={Antifertility activity of Drosera burmannii},
  author={Varadharajan Madhavan and Basnett Hema Prem Kumar and Anita Murali and Sunkam Yoganarasimhan},
  journal={Pharmaceutical Biology},
  pages={128 - 131}
The alcohol and aqueous extracts of the whole plant of Drosera burmannii Vahl (Droseraceae) were studied for antifertility activity using an anti-implantation model in female Wistar rats of normal estrus cycle, after overnight cohabitation with males of proven fertility. The day when spermatozoa were detected in the vaginal smear was treated as the first day of pregnancy. The extracts at two dose levels each were administered to female rats from day 1 to day 7 of pregnancy. On day 10, the rats… 


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Oral administration of crude extracts increased the %ILS, MST and decreased the peritoneal ascetic fluid content, body weight and PCV significantly (pEEDB250=AEDB500>AEDBs 250 respectively) in Drosera burmannii vahl by using Ehrlich's Ascites Carcinoma tumor model in swiss albino mice.

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