Indigenous plants as Oral Herbal Contraceptive: an Updated Review

  • Durga Priya Department of Pharmacology Al-AmeenCollege of Pharmacy Bangalore
  • Manjula GS Department of Pharmacology Al-AmeenCollege of Pharmacy Bangalore
  • Swati Mittal Department of Pharmacology Al-AmeenCollege of Pharmacy Bangalore
  • Sowmya Shree Department of Pharmacology Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy Bangalore
  • Mohammad Shaik Sahil Department of Pharmacology Al-AmeenCollege of Pharmacy Bangalore
  • Parashwar Gogoi Department of Pharmacology Al-AmeenCollege of Pharmacy Bangalore
  • Yojana Khariwara Department of Pharmacology Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy Bangalore


The exponential growth of the human population in a growing nation like India is one of its most serious issues. Contraceptives that are readily available and acceptable are required in many poorer countries to reduce population growth and in all countries to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality arising from unintended pregnancies. Worldwide, women consume contraceptives at a rate of about 90%. Commercially available birth control tablets are deleterious to women's health and occasionally death. Such pills can lead to fat deposition in the liver, kidneys, and uterus, a rupture of the uterus epithelial layer, irregular and unpleasant menstruation, breast cancer, and finally irreversible infertility. They can also impede metabolism and subsequent pregnancy. When considering the treatment of illnesses that often aren't treatable by allopathic medicine, the term "herbal plants" became a prevalent one that entered everyone's consciousness. Ancient physicians were cognizant of plants that may be used as contraceptives. Herbs with an anti-fertility effect include herbal contraceptives. Although less effective than pills, herbal contraceptives can be used as a less harmful option. Modern research on contraception has recently turned its attention to the study of natural herbal contraception.

Keywords: Contraception, Infertility, Anti-fertility, menstruation


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D. Priya, “Indigenous plants as Oral Herbal Contraceptive: an Updated Review”, Int J Indig Herb Drug, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 14-19, Aug. 2023.
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