SPhysiological Efficiency of Sage Tea (salvia officinalis L.)Administration on Fertility in Adult Female Rats

Abstract

Salvia officinalis L. (common name sage) is one of this which has been used since ancient Egyptian times for increasing women's fertility;it has been used traditionally to increase fertility have been rather poorly understood.The present work was aimed to investigate the physiological role of sage tea drinking in fertility capacity by some female reproductive parameters of rat during the experiment for 28 day to includes reproductive hormones (follicular stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen and progesterone hormones) and reproductive indexes (fertility, gestation, post-natal viability and weaning viability indexes). Thirty six female rats were divided at random into three main groups'one control group and two treatment groups as first experiment (received orally by gavage single (0.057 g/kg B.W.) and double (0.114 g/kg B.W.) traditional doses/daily of sage tea drinking for 28 day respectively). The second experiment was done to evaluate the reproductive indexes for female fertility. The results showed a higher significantly increase in serum FSH, LH, estrogen and progesterone hormones levels non dose dependent orally administration of sage tea. But, the reproductive indexes showed a single dose related orally administration of sage tea.Concludes from this present finding that sage tea drinking may be improves female fertility via of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis in adult rats.