Post-coital antifertility action of Ruta graveolens in female rats and hamsters.

@article{Gandhi1991PostcoitalAA,
  title={Post-coital antifertility action of Ruta graveolens in female rats and hamsters.},
  author={Manoj Gandhi and R. Jawahar Lal and Aruna Sankaranarayanan and Pooja Sharma},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1991},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={49-59}
}
Different preparations of Ruta graveolens were administered orally to female rats (Days 1-10 post coition) and female hamsters (Days 1-6 post coition). The powdered root (CDR), aerial parts (CDA) and the aerial parts aqueous extract (AEA) all showed potential anticonceptive activity in rats. Limited administration on selected days of CDA showed uniformly lesser activity than with 10-day treatment. Sequentially prepared petroleum ether and methanol extracts of CDA were as active as CDA itself… CONTINUE READING

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