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An antifertility agent is a substance used to prevent pregnancy from occurring in a sexually active woman. It acts by preventing fertilization of egg or implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.

Plants having 'Antifertility' activity

Abrus precatorius

Cytotoxic and anthelmintic (seed); antiestrogenic (root); stimulates the cardiovascular system (aerial part); Abortifacient (seed and root), anodyne, aphrodisiac, antimicrobial, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, febrifuge, hemostat, laxative, purgative, refrigerant, sedative, vermifuge, anti-fertility activity (Prakash & Mathur, 1976), antitumour activity

Acokanthera schimperi

Antifertility (dried pulverized leaves); aphrodisiac (root infusion)

Alangium chinense

Blood tonic, carminative and contraceptive (roots and stems)

Ammi majus

Induces photosensitization (fruit); Contraceptive, diuretic and tonic (Seed)

Ananas comosus

Laxative and abortifacient (fruit juice); antiscorbutic and stimulates the flow of bile, emmenagogue (leaf); alleviates spasms (plant); antifertility (unripe fruit); antiinflammatory, diuretic.

Anemone acutiloba

Analgesic, antibacterial, astringent, circulotonic, contraceptive, demulcent, diuretic, emetic, hepatotonic, laxative, litholytic, vulnerary.

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Analgesic, anticonvulsant, antidote, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, contraceptive, diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, hydragogue, lactagogue, laxative, narcotic, tonic (plant); cardiotonic, cathartic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic and expectorant (roots)

Arisaema triphyllum

Acrid, antiseptic, antifertility, diaphoretic, expectorant, irritant and stimulant (root).

Aristolochia indica

Tonic, stimulant, emetic, emmenagogue, abortifacient, stimulant, diuretic, anticancer, insecticidal and contraceptive (plant).

Arnebia euchroma

Antipyretic, cancer, contraceptive, antitumour, bactericidal, emollient and vulnerary (roots).

Artemisia absinthium

Antibacterial and antifungal (essential leaf oil); analgesic, anthelmintic, antifertility, antiseptic, antispasmodic, stimulant, carminative, promotes or stimulates the flow of bile, deobstruent (of bowel), diuretic, reduces fever, narcotic.

Artemisia maritima

Anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, emmenagogue, febrifuge, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge. antifungal (essential plant oil); contraceptive (plant); hepatoprotective (methanol extract).

Bambusa arundinacea

Aphrodisiac, diuretic, demulcent, tonic, pectoral, stimulant, antifertility.

Beta vulgaris

Antifertility (root extract); emmenagogue (leaves and roots).

Betula utilis

Antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, contraceptive (according to the Himalaya Drug Co.. see Miscellaneous field below).

Blechnum orientale

Antiviral, anthelmintic, female contraceptive.

Butea monosperma

Antifertility (flower and seed); anthelmintic and laxative (seed); astringent (gum); stops secretions and hemostatic, bitter, pungent, emmenagogue, alliterative,tonic, diuretic, aphrodisiac.

Calamus rotang

Anticancer and alleviates spasms (aerial part); as a contraceptive by the hill tribes of Kerala (juice of the ripe fruit, and stone); vermifuge (wood)

Chloranthus erectus

Sudorific (leaves or roots); antifertility (juice from boiled branches); antispasmodic during childbirth (root extracts and bark).

Cicuta maculata

Cardiotoxic, contraceptive, convulsant, curare, emetic and narcotic (root)

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