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Medicinal plants with potential antifertility
activity- A review of sixteen years of herbal


The seeds of Queen Anne's lace (QAL) (Daucus carota) also known as Wild Carrot, seem to have the best reputation for contraception.


Women from the Appalachian Mountains to India have
used the mature seeds to reduce their fertility. This herb is in use today, and has some documentation to its effectiveness, both in scientific studies and through individuals who have used it. QAL seed seems like a good reliable option. It does not need to be used daily to be effective.


If a woman knows she was exposed to sperm during
a fertile time, QAL seeds can be used like an emergency contraceptive, an after the fact preventive.


One of its biggest advantages is that it can be taken on as needed basis, making it useful for women who have sex infrequently (http://www.

The plant also grows wild in many areas, though positive identification is a must. Scope out patches while the flower is in bloom in August and return later to collect the seeds. To the inexperienced, wild carrot could be confused with other poisonous members of the carrot/parsley family.


Once familiar with the plant it is easy to identify, the flower in bloom is very distinctive, and just remembers
Queen Anne has hairy legs (the stem is hairy rather than smooth).

Rutin - This is found at local health food markets. It is also known as Vitamin P. It can be used to prevent pregnancy, when taken in tablet form in doses of at
least 500 mg daily for several days preceding and following ovulation, or when taken after intercourse and
continue until menstruation begins."


Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - (Oxford Journals) -

Post-Coital Antifertility Activity of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn. roots

Neeru Vasudeva and S. K. Sharma

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Division, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar 125001, India

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 5 (2008), Issue 1, Pages 91-94

Original Article
Post-Coital Antifertility Activity of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn. Roots

Neeru Vasudeva and S. K. Sharma

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Division, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar 125001, India

Received 29 April 2006; Accepted 11 January 2007
Copyright © 2008 Neeru Vasudeva and S. K. Sharma. This is an open access article distributed under the
Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Abstract Ancient literature mentions the use of a number of plants/preparations for fertility regulation. Some local contraceptive agents have also been described in Ayurvedic and Unani texts. Documented experiments or clinical data are, however, lacking. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to explore the antifertility and estrogenic activity of ethanolic extract of the roots of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn. A strong anti-implantation (inhibition 100%) and uterotropic activity was observed at the dose level of 400 mg/kg body weight. Histological studies were carried out to confirm this effect.

Wild Carrot

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

  • Estrogens interacts with WILD CARROT

    Large amounts of wild carrot might have some of the same effects as estrogen. But wild carrot isn't as strong as estrogen pills. Taking wild carrot along with estrogen pills might decrease the effects of estrogen pills.

    Some estrogen pills include conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin), ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, and others.

  • Lithium interacts with WILD CARROT

    Wild carrot might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking wild carrot might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.


  • Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with WILD CARROT

    Large amounts of wild carrot seem to increase blood pressure. By increasing blood pressure wild carrot might decrease the effectiveness of medications for high blood pressure.

    Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.

  • Medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight (Photosensitizing drugs) interacts with WILD CARROT

    Some medications can increase sensitivity to sunlight. Wild carrot might also increase your sensitivity to sunlight. Taking wild carrot along with medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight could increase the chances of sunburn, blistering or rashes on areas of skin exposed to sunlight. Be sure to wear sunblock and protective clothing when spending time in the sun.

    Some drugs that cause photosensitivity include amitriptyline (Elavil), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), sparfloxacin (Zagam), gatifloxacin (Tequin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Septra), tetracycline, methoxsalen (8-methoxypsoralen, 8-MOP, Oxsoralen), and Trioxsalen (Trisoralen).




In this article the author reviews research studies on Indian plants with antifertility activity conducted by different Institutes and independent investigators. The available clinical data is also present here.


More research



Pages 193 - 202 lists certain plants that affect antifertility.


Herbal Plants Used as Contraceptives


Review on Natural Contraceptive Agents

Good information on using neem oil in males. Also see the reference for Smartweed.


Medicinal Plants of the World: Volume 1:
Chemical Constituents, Traditional ...

By Ivan A. Ross


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 1974 Jun;62(6):831-7.

Antifertility screening of plants. Part IX. Effect of five indigenous plants on early pregnancy in female albino rats.

Bodhankar SLGarg SKMathur VS.



Some indigenous plants reputedly possess antifertility properties when orally administered. Various extracts of some of these plants were used in an investigation to determine antifertility activity using a method which would ultimately detect anti-zygotic, blastocystoxic, anti-implantation or early abortifacient activity in adult female albino rats of proven fertility following successful mating.


The rats were laparotomized on Day 10 of pregnancy and the number recorded of implantation sites in both horns of the uterus. Results of the investigation showed that:

1)  None of the extracts from stems and leaves of Argemine mexicana Linn, from the seeds of Carica papaya, and from the petroleum ether and aqueous extracts of Mentha arvenis Linn showed encouraging antifertility activity;


2) The alcoholic extracts of Mentha arvenis leaves, Sapindus trifoliatus seeds and the methanol fraction of the alcoholic extract of Sapindus trifoliatus showed 100%, 100% and 80% antifertility activity respectively;


3) the alcoholic extract of Mentha arvenis inhibited implantation in 80% of rats when administered on Days 1-3 of pregnancy suggesting that it mainly acts as an anti-zygotic agent;


 4) Thhe Garica papaya seed extracts did not exhibit anti-zygotic, anti-implantation, early abortifacient or antifertility activity;


 5) when the methanol fraction of Sapindus trifoliatus was administered orally in rats on pregnancy Day 4-5, it inhibited implantation on 100% of the rats suggesting that it acts mainly as a blastocystoxic agent.

PMID: 4435895  [Indexed for MEDLINE]





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