Effects of Extracts of Portulaca o leracea on Reproductive Functions i n Female Albino Rats

Oyedeji, K.O and Bolarinwa, A.F and ADIGUN, K. A. (2010) Effects of Extracts of Portulaca o leracea on Reproductive Functions i n Female Albino Rats. Afr. J. Biomed. Res., 13 (3). pp. 213-218.

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Abstract

The effects of aqueous (AEPO) and methanolic (MEPO) extracts of Portulaca oleracea were investigated on estrous cycle and histopathology of the ovaries and uteri in female albino rats. Treatments of rats for 21 days with 75mg/kg BW AEPO produced no signifi cant (P  0.05) change in the duration of all the phases of estrous cycle. Likewise, treatment of rats for 21 days with 75mg/kg BW MEPO produced no significant change in the duration of all the phases of estrous cycle. Treatment of rats for 25 days with 75mg /kg BW AEPO and MEOP produced no significant (P  0.05) changes in the ovarian and uterine weights of the treated rats relative to the control. Also both extracts did not induce noticeable pathologic lesi ons or effects in both the ovaries and uteri of the tr eated rats. These findings indicate that AEPO and MEPO have no deleterious effects on the reproductive functions of female albino rats

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Portulaca oleracea , estrus cycle, ovaries, uteri.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 13:08
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 14:20
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/1380

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