Modulation of Diabetes‑mellitus‑induced Male Reproductive Dysfunctions in Experimental Animal Models with Medicinal Plants

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2014,8,16,113-121.
Published:June 2014
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Gyan Chand Jain, Ram Niwas Jangir

Department of Zoology, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Abstract:

Today diabetes mellitus has emerged as a major healthcare problem throughout the world. It has recently broken the age barrier and has been diagnosed in younger people also. Sustained hyperglycemia is associated with many complications including male reproductive dysfunctions and infertility. Numerous medicinal plants have been used for the management of the diabetes mellitus in various traditional system of medicine and in folklore worldwide as they are a rich source of bioactive phytoconstituents, which lower blood glucose level and/or also act as antioxidants resulting in the amelioration of oxidative‑stress‑induced diabetic complications. The present review describes the ameliorative effects of medicinal plants or their products, especially on male reproductive dysfunctions, in experimental diabetic animal models.