The effects of aqueous extract of Enantia chlorantha were studied on sperm motility, viability and counts in adult albino rats. Oral administration of 50 and 100 mg/kg body weight of the extract daily for a week caused dose-dependent changes in the sperm motility and viability without a significant change in the sperm counts. There was a significant increase in sperm motility and viability (P <0.05) and an insignificant increase in sperm counts at 50 mg/kg body weight. However, an insignificant increase (P >0.05) in sperm motility, and viability was observed at 100 mg/kg body weight. The results suggest that low doses of E. chlorantha could improve sperm quality.
Key words: Enantia chlorantha, Aqueous extract, sperm quality, albino rats.
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