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Abstract

Postcoital Antifertility Activity Of The Root Of Momordica Dioica Roxb

Author(s): C. S Shreedhara, K. S. R Pai, V. P Vaidya

Aqueous and ethanol extracts from the root of Momordica dioica Roxb. (Cucurbitaceae) were tested for postcoital antifertility activity in female rats. Both the extracts were found to be most effective in causing significant abortifacient activity. The extracts showed moderate estrogenic activity. Histological studies of the uterus were carried out to confirm estrogenic activity.

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