Keywords : Ayurved system
Evaluation of the spermatogenetic effect of the root of Ricinus communis Linn. in male Wistar rats
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 1931-1937
As infertility becoming the burning issue day by day and Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% of all infertility cases and some of the treatments are expensive that every infertile couple cannot take the benefit of it. It is important to introduce a traditional unique and inexpensive treatment for such a society. Ricinus communis is a widely used drug in Ayurvedic medicine for different diseases. Acharya Charaka mentioned the root of Ricinus communis in Agryasangraha which acts as an aphrodisiac i.e. improves the quality, quantity, and abnormality of sperm. Therefore spermatogenetic effects of the root of Ricinus communis were studied in male Wistar rats. The effect of decoction of the root of Ricinus communis on the serum testosterone, sperm count, testis, and on the weight of testis and body weight was studied for the assessment of spermatogenetic activity.
The root decoction elevated the level of serum testosterone, sperm count, and body weight significantly. It may be concluded that due to its medicinal properties Root of R. communis is effective against male infertility and shows a gain in weight, testosterone, sperm count and acts as good aphrodisiac, hence increases the spermatogenesis.