Coriandrum Sativum is a native herb of Mediterranean region and is grown in North Africa, central Europe, and Asia as culinary herb and medicament. In addition to the other health-supporting reputation, coriander has hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, and aphrodisiac effects.
To study the effect of Coriandrum Sativum on process of spermatogenesis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
Coriandrum sativum was given daily to mature male rats in a dose of 50mg/ 100g body weight for 14 days. 10% formalin fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections were performed for histological and morphometrical studies.
Histological study showed wider seminiferous tubules & increased spermatocytes population with an increased sperm density in the lumen of the tubules. Morphometrically, the diameters & thickness of the germinal epithelia of the seminiferous tubules were significantly increased in coriander treated rats than that of the control group.
Coriandrum sativum appeared to be stimulant to the process of spermatogenesis.
KEY WORDS: rat testis, Coriandrum sativum, spermatogenesis.