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Table 2 Effect of C. borivilianum root extract on sperm parameters

From: Chlorophytum borivilianum (Safed Musli) root extract prevents impairment in characteristics and elevation of oxidative stress in sperm of streptozotocin-induced adult male diabetic Wistar rats

Parameters Normal Diabetic Diabetic
250 mg/kg C. borivilianum 500 mg/kg C. borivilianum 600 μg/kg glibenclamide
Sperm count (millions/ml) 78.64 ± 6.74 45.87* ± 6.87 61.68 ± 5.86 68.64 ± 5.68 69.52 ± 5.71
Sperm motility (%) 73.76 ± 5.84 43.68* ± 6.79 58.75 ± 4.38 68.47 ± 5.76 69.68 ± 5.61
Sperm viability (%) 82.69 ± 4.47 62.87* ± 3.86 71.34 ± 4.79 73.35 ± 4.08 75.38 ± 5.35
HOS tail coiled sperm (%) 69.58 ± 3.64 43.27* ± 3.78 54.86 ± 4.37 61.78 ± 3.61 62.42 ± 4.13
  1. Values are expressed as Mean ± SD of 6 rats, n = 6 per treatment group. *p < 0.01 as compared to control, p < 0.05 as compared to non-treated diabetic rats.
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