Reactivation of the secretion from the prostatic gland in cases of reduced fertility. Biological study of seminal fluid modifications

Urol Int. 1984;39(4):222-4. doi: 10.1159/000280980.


The efficiency of Pygenum africanum treatment was tested on a population where the acid phosphatase activity was shown to be reduced at two successive examinations. The treatment caused an increase in acid phosphatase activity and total protein secretion. However, the fact that the men who had IgA present in their ejaculate reacted more favorably to the treatment shows that Pygenum africanum is more efficient in cases where there is no prostate gland inflammation.

MeSH terms

  • Acid Phosphatase / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / analysis
  • Infertility, Male / drug therapy*
  • Male
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Prostate / metabolism*
  • Proteins / metabolism
  • Semen / analysis
  • Semen / drug effects*
  • Sperm Count


  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Plant Extracts
  • Proteins
  • Acid Phosphatase