Alternative Name: Gendarussa
Description: The active ingredient in Justicia Gendarussa, a plant grown in Indonesia, disrupts sperm function, preventing the sperm from fertilizing the ovum. The effect is short term and reversible, and has no effect on sperm production or male hormones.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
Began discovery in: 1985
- While Phase 2 studies in Indonesia are complete, they were not GCP-compliant. FDA approval process would need to be restarted from the beginning.
- Discussions are ongoing with the Indonesian FDA, the National Agency - Drug and Food Control (NA-DFC) to seek approval in Indonesia.