Effect of Halawa Tahinia Alone or with Ginger and Cinnamon on Sex Hormones in Adult Male Rats
International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages: 211-219
Received: Apr. 1, 2016; Accepted: Apr. 11, 2016; Published: May 10, 2016
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Naeem M. Rabeh, Nutrition and Food Science Dept., Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
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This study was performed to investigate the effect of halawa tahinia alone or in combination with ginger and cinnamon on sex hormones as well as serum antioxidant levels. Thirty Wistar adult male rat were divided into five groups, control group fed on basal diet only and test groups (n=24) divided into 4 groups as follow, group (1) fed on basal diet supplemented with halawa tahinia at the level of (15%), while the other three groups were fed on basal diet supplemented with halawa tahinia (15%) and were given orally (500 mg/kg/day) dried ginger, (500 mg/kg/day) dried cinnamon, both dried ginger and cinnamon (500 mg/kg/day) respectively for 8 weeks. The results indicated that, halawa tahinia have a high nutritive value. The obtained results revealed also that, oral administration of ginger and/ or cinnamon with halawa tahinia caused a significant (p<0.05) protective effects on testes due to increasing the levels of serum total testosterones, follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) also increasing serum total antioxidants capacity (TAC) levels with decreasing malondialdehyde (MDA) level as well as have no deleterious effects on liver functions as compared to control group. Moreover, both ginger and cinnamon administration has a synergistic effect on infertility due to their antioxidant properties. In conclusion: These results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of cinnamon and ginger as a drink as well as Halawa tahinia in improving infertility in male rats which might be a product for their potent antioxidant properties and androgenic activities.
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Sesame Seeds, Ginger, Cinnamon, Sex Hormones, Antioxidants
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Naeem M. Rabeh, Effect of Halawa Tahinia Alone or with Ginger and Cinnamon on Sex Hormones in Adult Male Rats, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2016, pp. 211-219. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20160503.19
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