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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Evaluation of Ethanolic Extract of Ginger On The Histology of The Testes And Sperm of Adult Wistar Rats

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Oyewo O. O., Onyije F. M., Ashamu E. A., Akintude O. W., Akinola A.E.



Ginger, Sperm, infertility, Reproduction, Health.



This research was carried to evaluate the possible effects of ginger on the male reproductive system. Infertility is one of the major health problems in animals, approximately 30 % of infertilities are due to a male factor. Twenty animals were divided into four groups of five animals each and maintained under standard laboratory conditions of 27 + 2oC, relative humidity 50 + 15% and normal photo period (12h dark/12h light). The extract was given orally once per day for 21 days with diluted ethanolic extract of ginger. There were increases in normal sperm and level of normal sperm, though not statistically significant. In motility there were no significant differences as well when compared with the control. Treatment of the testes with 0.2ml/kg, showed tick cell membrane and the cells are fibrous in nature, while those treated with 0.4ml/kg and 0.8ml/kg showed fusion of cells, congestion and distortion of cell membrane of the seminiferous tubules. Ginger aids in the production of healthy sperm but should be take with care as it can also damage the cell membrane of the testes.



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