Effect of potash alum (aluminium potassium sulphate) on human semen and sperm

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 1998 Apr;42(2):311-4.


25 normal and healthy human volunteers were engaged in this investigation. The different concentration of potash alum solution have different effects on sperm, motility/death and fructose level of the semen. Higher concentration have higher effects.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alum Compounds / pharmacology*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Semen / drug effects*
  • Spermatocidal Agents / pharmacology*
  • Spermatozoa / drug effects*


  • Alum Compounds
  • Spermatocidal Agents
  • aluminum sulfate