Testes and body weight alteration related cardamom extract administration in mice
AbstractCardamom is known as a plant with millions of benefits and it is known to contain aphrodisiac substances. The role of cardamom as an aphrodisiac need to be studied more deeply from the scientific point of view. The experimental object is a 3-month-old male white mice (Mus musculus albinus) with an average weight of about 30-35 grams. After being acclimatized for approximately 2 weeks, 35 mice were divided into 3 groups based on the dose of cardamom extract. At the end of the experiment, the mice will be sacrificed and then the testes were weighed and cauda epididymis were isolated to collect the sperm. Our findings suggested that the dose of administration has important role in affecting the weight of testes and bodies of mice. However, further studies on sperm profiles and optimal administration doses of cardamom extract are highly recommended.
Arai T, Kitahara S, Horiuchi S, Sumi S, Yoshida K. 1998. Rela-tionship of testicular volume to semen profiles and serum hor-mone concentrations in infertile Japanese males. International Journal of Fertility and Women’s Medicine, 43(1): 40-47.
Bandhari AK, Bisht VK, Negi JS, Baunthiyal M. 2013. 1, 8-Cineole: A predominant component in the essential oil of large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.). Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 7(26): 1957-1960.
Dukes JA. 1993. CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops. Florida: CRC Press.p240-241.
Hartono S. 1996. Tumbuhan Monokotil. Cetakan I. Jakarta: Pener-bit Swadaya. p 77.
Jiménez‐Aranda A, Fernández‐Vázquez G, Campos D, Tassi M, Velasco‐Perez L, Tan DX, Reiter RJ, Agil A. 2013. Melatonin induces browning of inguinal white adipose tissue in Zucker diabetic fatty rats. Journal of pineal research. 55(4):416-23.
Klein L. 2018. 22 Aphrodisiac Foods: Boost Your Sex Drive, Deliciously! Let’s Get it On…in the Kitchen!! http://www.organicauthority.com/mojo-foods/11-foods-that-get-your-sex-drive-going-naturally.html. (18 Januari 2018).
Partodiharjo S. 1992. Ilmu Reproduksi Hewan. Mutiara Sumber Widya. Jakarta
Takihara H, Cosentino MJ, Sakatoku J, Cockett ATK. 1987. Significance of Testicular Size Measurement in Andrology: II. Correlation of Testicular Size with Testicular Function. The Journal of Urology,137(3):416-419.
Wolf XY, Hartutiningsih. 1999. Amomum compactum Soland. ex Maton, dalam C.C. de Guzman and J.S. Siemonsma (eds.). Plant Resources of South-East Asia 13: Spices. PROSEA. Bogor. p68-71.
Copyright (c) 2019 CC-BY-SA
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.