Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.14, Issue 1, 2012; Page No.(105-108)

A STUDY ON EFFECT OF ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF VARIOUS EXTRACTS OF UNRIPE CARICA PAPAYA L. ON HORMONAL STABILITY DURING PREGNANCY IN SWISS ALBINO MICE

P. Praveena and P. Chinnaswamy

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of oral administration of the extracts of unripe fruit of Carica papaya L. on Swiss albino mice. Various extracts of the unripe fruit were prepared and the phytochemical analysis was carried out. The determination of abortifacient activity was carried out using animal model. The observations suggested that the hormonal stability is altered which led to termination of pregnancy.

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