Increasing Mature Spermatids Formation Using Pasak Bumi

MABBI – Research conducted by Hurip Pratomo, Adi Winarto, and Susi Sulistana from UT and IPB Univeristy entitled Increasing Mature Spermatids Formation Using Pasak Bumi.
Pasak bumi as a rare plant with eroded status is benefit as aphrodisiac for Borneo men. This study investigate the effect of pasak bumi (Eurycoma longifolia) on spermatozoon cell stages development. The research was conducted by giving pasak bumi steeping doses of 18 mg/200 g (=90 mg/kg) of bodyweight (bw) for three days to 15 white male rats as the experiment group, and 15 white male rats also given with distilled water as the control group. Micromorphological analysis was carried out using histological staining of Hematoxylin Eosin (HE) in the seminiferous tubule tissue. The result showed that pasak bumi treatment until day 3 is: 1) clearly the amount of mature spermatids was increased, 2) maintaining the amount of spermatogonia, 3) meanwhile the amount of primary spermatocyte was decreased, in term of related to primary spermatocyte formation. It is concluded that pasak bumi increased mature spermatids formation. (Tri/MABBI)

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