Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3813

Short Communication

In vitro effect of Aegle marmelos on human sperm motility

M. Remya1, R. C. Sharma2*, Haidar Shoaib1, Rakshit Jyotirmoy Usmani Asad1 and Singh Swati1
1Department of Medical Biotechnology, MGM School of Biomedical Sciences, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, India. 2Department of Physiology, MGM Medical College, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 September 2009
  •  Published: 31 December 2009


Plants have served as a natural source of anti-fertility substances. The present study is aimed at investigating the anti-fertility potential of Aegle marmelos(Rutaceae) leaves. A. marmelos is a medicinal plant whose leaves are claimed to be useful in the treatment of spermatorrhoea. Various concentrations of the ethanol extracts of leaves of A. marmelos were investigated for their in vitroeffect on sperm motility. It was found that the extracts had a considerable effect on the motility of sperm.


Key words: Sperm viability, Aegle marmelos, male contraception, bael.