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S. A. Chavhan*, S. A. Shinde, J. P. Ambhore
Department of Pharmacognosy, Dr. Rajendra Gode College of Pharmacy, Malkapur-443101, Dist- Buldana, Maharashtra, India.https://doi.org/10.33786/JCPR.2020.v10i03.001
Infertility varies across the regions of the world and it has been estimated to affect 8 to 12% couples worldwide. Bryonia laciniosa Linn. commonly called as shivlingi is a medicinal plant belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. It is a uterine tonic and improves the chances of conception in women suffering from infertility. Main chemical constituent is „Bryonin‟ and it is folk medicine, its traditional uses are also reported like adenopathy, ague, asthma, bronchitis, carbuncles, cholera, colic, consumption, convulsions, cough, delirium, fertility, headache, megalospleny, paralysis, phthisis, snake bite. Its pharmacological proven as antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, for obesity and specially for treatment of infertility. According to literature it is fertility enhancer herb used in ayurveda along with Putrajeevak Beej.
Shivlingi, Oligozoospermia, Staphylococcus aureus, serotonin.
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Received: 10 October 2019
Accepted: 15 February 2020