C. Senthil Kumari


Human fertility control is one of the major approaches which seem effective in controlling population. Traditional use of medicinal plants and their extracts have become widely known among society for various diseases including fertility related problems. Considering women healthcare, it has become important to use herbal anti-fertility agents which can interfere with the natural procedure of reproduction in women. These herbal contraceptives are found to be eco-friendly, can be easily available and affordable even in rural areas. Very few studies have been carried out to confirm the safety and efficacy of medicinal plants used as anti-fertility agents .The present study was aimed to evaluate the  antiovulatory and abortifacient potential  of the ethanolic extract of mirabilis jalapa linn in female albino wistar rats.


Mirabilis jalapa ; antiovulatory ; abortifacient;Albino wistar rats


Walker CI, Trevisan G, Rossato MF, Silva CR, Pinheiro FV. Antinociceptive effect of Mirabilis jalapa on acute and chornic pain modles in mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology.2013;149(3):685-93.

Zhou JY, Zhou SW, Zeng SY, Zhous Jy, Jiang MJ, He Y. Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Ethanolic Extract of Mriabilis jalapa Linn Root on Normal and Diabetic Mice. Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2012:257-374

Singh M, Kumar V, Singh I, Gauttam V, Kalia AN. Anti-inflammatory activity of aqueous extract of Mirabilis jalapa Linn. Leave. Pharmacognosy Res.2010 Nov;2(6):364-7.

Nath LR, Manjunath KP Savadi RV, Akki KS. Anti-inflammatory activity of mirabilis jalapa linn. Leave. . Journal of Clinical Pharm. 2010Mar;1(2):93-6.

Aoki Ethanopharmacological Review of Four O Clock Flower Plant Mirabilis jalapa Linn.1960;19:297-317.

Gogoi J,Nakhuru KS et al., Isolation and Characterization of Bioactive components from Mirabilis jalapa Linn radix. J.Tradit Complement Med.2015 Jan 27;6(1):41-7.

Hanumantappa Bherigi Nayaka, Ramesh Londonkar. Evaluation of Portulaca Oleracea for Anti-Fertility Effect in Female Albino Rats 2014. 6(5). 0975-1491

E.Sheeja, S.B. Joshi, D.C.Jain. Anti Ovulatory and Estrogenic Activity of Plumbago rosea leave in female albino rats. Indian Journal of Pharmacolog. 2009;41(6):273-277

Manjusha Choudhary, Sudesh Rani, Pallavi Sharma. Antifertility and Abortifacient Potential of Hydro-Alcoholic leaves Extract of Alstonia Scholaris in Female Rat. An Ethnomedicine used by Papua Women in New Guinea. Bulletin of Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. 2017; 123-127.

Shaik A, Kanhere Rs. Antifertility activity of Artemisia Vulgaris leaves on Femal Wistar Rats. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine. 2014;12(3):1875 -5364.

Sunil Kumar Shah, Deenath Jhade. Anti Fertility activity of Ethanolic and Aqueous Extracts of Aloe Vera mill on Female Wistar Rats. Rising approaches of Herbal Contraception. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2016 8(9); 952 -957.

Sunil Kumar Shah. Anti-Fertility activity of Ethanolic and Aqueous Extracts of Piper bottle petile on female Wistar Rats. International Journal of Green Pharmacy. 2016. 10(04)

B.Padmashali, V.P. Vaidya, H.M.Vagdevi. Anti-Fertility Efficacy of the plant Balanties Roxburghil (Balaitaceae) in Female Rats. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science. 2006; 347-351.




  • There are currently no refbacks.