The effect of Butea monosperma (Lam) kuntze on the fertility of female rats.
The effect of Butea monosperma on the fertility of female rats was i nvestigated. Hot alcoholic and aqueous extracts of the flowers did not show antifertility effects when administered in doses of 10-500 mg/kg. Hot petroleum ether extract of the seeds did not contain any activity in doses of 10 mg/kg or 100 mg/kg but the alcoholic extract of seeds showed marked antifertility effects. Petroleum ether extract of the leaves had no antifertility effect.