Walnut leaf is a potent herb that enhances male fertility

Walnut leaf has been used in folk medicine to enhance male fertility. A study published in the  Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine provided scientific evidence on the use of walnut leaf as a male fertility enhancer.

  • Researchers from the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria assessed the effect of aqueous extract of walnut leaves on male fertility.
  • For the study, the researchers randomly divided 25 mice into five groups: one group served as the control group; another group served as the standard treatment and was given suspension of clomiphene citrate; and the three remaining groups received walnut leaf extract at doses of 50 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) body weight, 500 mg/kg body weight, and 1,000 mg/kg body weight.
  • The treatment period lasted for 21 consecutive days.
  • Results revealed that the walnut leaf extracts significantly increased testicle weight and epididymis weight.
  • The walnut leaf extracts also significantly increased the level of serum testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone, and sperm count, motility, and viability.
  • There was also a significant decrease in sperm abnormality.
  • The effects of the walnut leaf extracts were dose-dependent.
  • The walnut leaf extract at the highest concentration, which was 1,000 mg/kg body weight, exhibited a more pronounced effect than the standard drug.

In conclusion, the findings of the study suggested that the walnut leaf contains fertility-enhancing property and have beneficial effects on the production of sperm and sperm parameters in mice.

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Journal Reference:

Akomolafe SF, Oboh G. WALNUT LEAF EXTRACT ACTS AS A FERTILITY AGENT IN MALE WISTAR ALBINO RATS – A SEARCH FOR HERBAL MALE FERTILITY ENHANCER. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. 17 November 2017; 15(2). DOI: 10.1515/jcim-2017-0076

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