Two studies using animal models have demonstrated that Albizia significantly reduces fertility In males (Gupta et al 2004, 2005).
Albizia saponins A, B and C (50 mg/kg) Isolated from the stem bark have been shown to significantly reduce the weight of the testis, epididymides, seminal vesicle and ventral prostate of male rats (Gupta et al 2005). A significant reduction In sperm concentration was also noted and Albizia reduced fertility by 100% after 60 days. The methanollc extract of Albizia pods (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg) was also shown to significantly decrease fertility and arrest spermatogenesis In rats after 60 days (Gupta et al 2004).
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