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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 208-210

Effect of tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum Linn.) on sperm count and reproductive hormones in male albino rabbits


1 Department of Physiology, Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Jyoti Sethi
Department of Physiology, Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7788.76782

PMID: 21455446

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Fresh leaves of Ocimum sanctum (OS) were used to study its effect on male reproductive function (sperm count and reproductive hormones) in male albino rabbits. Animals in the test group received supplementation of 2 g of fresh leaves of OS per rabbit for 30 days, while the control group was maintained on normal diet for the same duration. Sperm count and hormonal estimation [testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH)] were done in serum samples of both groups and compared. A significant decrease was noted in the sperm count in test group rabbits. Serum testosterone levels showed marked increase while FSH and LH levels were significantly reduced in OS-treated rabbits. The results suggest the potential use of OS as an effective male contraceptive agent.


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