Antifertility Effect of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in Men

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Haris Ja’afar Bello
Abdulkadir Yusif Maigoro
Mahmood Hassan Dalhat
Sadeeq Muhammad Sheshe
Abdullahi Muhammad Labbo
Jameela Abdulrahman
Anas Muazu


Okra is a nutritious and medicinal vegetable used by many families especially in Asia and Africa. Despite its nutritional and medicinal values, okra is associated with sterility in humans especially men due to the presence of gossypol in the seed. Recently, some studies claimed that excess consumption of okra may have injurious effects on sperm parameters, testes weight, and testicular tissues. These detrimental effects may subsequently reduce male fertility or cause male infertility. Authors used available published data to explain the role of okra in male infertility. In conclusion, this review highlighted the effect of okra in male fertility.


Okra, sperm, male infertility, vegetable, gossypol

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Ja’afar Bello, H., Yusif Maigoro, A., Hassan Dalhat, M., Muhammad Sheshe, S., Muhammad Labbo, A., Abdulrahman, J., & Muazu, A. (2018). Antifertility Effect of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in Men. Asian Journal of Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2(4), 1-6.
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