Effect of Mimosa pudica root powder on oestrous cycle and ovulation in cycling female albino rat, Rattus norvegicus
Article first published online: 26 MAR 2002
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 190–192, March 2002
How to Cite
Valsala, S. and Karpagaganapathy, P. R. (2002), Effect of Mimosa pudica root powder on oestrous cycle and ovulation in cycling female albino rat, Rattus norvegicus. Phytother. Res., 16: 190–192. doi: 10.1002/ptr.924
- Issue published online: 26 MAR 2002
- Article first published online: 26 MAR 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 MAR 2001
- Manuscript Received: 26 JAN 1999
- Mimosa pudica;
- oestrous cycle;
- Rattus norvegicus;
Mimosa pudica root powder (150 mg/kg body weight) when administered intragastrically, altered the oestrous cycle pattern in female Rattus norvegicus. Nucleated and cornified cells were absent in all rats. The smear was characterized by leucocytes only, as in dioestrus, which persisted for 2 weeks. There was a significant reduction in the number of normal ova in rats treated with the root powder compared with the control rats, and a significant increase in the number of degenerated ova. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.