Semen of crocodile (''nakraretasa'')

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Sutra Sthana Nakrareto vrishyanam (Cha.Su.25/40)


The semen of crocodile is effective as aphrodisiac or virility enhancer. Like human sperm, Australian saltwater crocodile sperm continues to mature outside the testes, behaving differently from what was previously thought. The finding, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, has significant implications for both human fertility and animal conservation.[1]


  1. Nixon et al. (2016) The Australian Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) Provides Evidence That the Capacitation of Spermatozoa May Extend Beyond the Mammalian Lineage. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at: