SYNERGISTIC EFFECT OF SOME PLANT SEED EXTRACTS ON BODY AND ORGAN WEIGHT OF FEMALE WISTAR RATS- A CONTRACEPTIVE APPROACH
*Asha B. Kadam and B. M. Gaykar
Synergistic effect of seeds extract of Ricinus communis L., Moringa oleifera Lam., Sapindus emarginatus Vahl. Crotalaria juncea L. and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. on body and organ weight of female Wistar rats was considered to evaluate contraceptive activity. There was no substantial significant gain or loss in body weight due to oral contraceptive Mala-N 0.15 mg Levonorgesral + 0.03 mg Ethenyl estradiol) or even by synergistic formulation of various plant seeds extract. The gain or loss in vital organs corresponds to the intake of energy in the form of diet, type of oral contraceptive and synergistic formulation.
Keywords: Synergistic effect, organ weight; Wistar rats, contraceptive.
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