Contraception. 1988 Jan; 37(1): 75-84.
Phase I and II clinical trials with Vicoa Indica (Banjauri), a herbal medicine, as an antifertility agent.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
Safety and contraceptive efficacy of Vicoa Indica (Banjauri), a herbal contraceptive, has been evaluated in female subjects for the first time by using modern methods of a clinical trial. The drug, when administered in a dose of 15 gm once a day for 3 days for 3 cycles, was found to be free from side effects and possessed antifertility activity which is dose-related and can be improved upon by modifying the drug delivery system.