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Asian Journal of Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2457-0745,Vol.: 2, Issue.: 4


Antifertility Effect of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in Men


Haris Ja’afar Bello1,2*, Abdulkadir Yusif Maigoro2, Mahmood Hassan Dalhat3, Sadeeq Muhammad Sheshe2, Abdullahi Muhammad Labbo2,4, Jameela Abdulrahman5 and Anas Muazu1,2

1Department of Biomathematics, National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.

2Department of Biosciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

3Department of Biochemistry, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

4Department of Biochemistry, Sokoto State University, Nigeria.

5Department of Crop Production Technology, Federal College of Forestry, Jos, Nigeria.

Article Information
(1) Imran Aslan, Bingol University, Bingol, Turkey.
(1) Franco Cervellati, University of Ferrara, Italy.
(2) S. Sainudeen Sahib, University of Kerala, India.
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Okra is a nutritious and medicinal vegetable used by many families especially in Asia and Africa. Despite its nutritional and medicinal values, okra is associated with sterility in humans especially men due to the presence of gossypol in the seed. Recently, some studies claimed that excess consumption of okra may have injurious effects on sperm parameters, testes weight, and testicular tissues. These detrimental effects may subsequently reduce male fertility or cause male infertility. Authors used available published data to explain the role of okra in male infertility. In conclusion, this review highlighted the effect of okra in male fertility.

Keywords :

Okra; sperm; male infertility; vegetable; gossypol.

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DOI : 10.9734/AJRIMPS/2017/38671

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