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Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff.) Boerl. Pulp Extract Increases the Sperm Characteristics in Rattus norvegicus

Amaq Fadholly, Arif N. M. Ansori, Annise Proboningrat, Muhammad K. J. Kusala, Naimah Putri, Soeharsono and Budi Utomo

Department of Veterinary Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya 60115, Indonesia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 32 to 35
(Received: April, 2019, Accepted: May, 2019)


Herbal remedy is a type of alternative medicine that originates from plants and have been around for centuries. This study to analyze Phaleria macrocarpa L. pulp extract (PMPE) on male fertility by assessing its effect on sperm characteristic including sperm count, motility, viability and membrane integrity.Twenty four males adult of Rattus norvegicus were separated into four groups. The treatment of three groups were done orally, once a day with 0.25 ml supplemented for four weeks either with PMPE at doses 7.5 mg/kg (P1), 15 mg/kg (P2), 30 mg/kg (P4) and CMCNa 0.5% (P0). PMPE signicantly increases the percentage of sperm characteristic

Key Words: Phaleria macrocarpa, motility, viability, membrane integrity

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