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Elucidation of a Role for the Aqueous Extract of Borage in Mammary Gland Growth and Development

Authors: Wasan Al- Saidi --- Malak Al- Yawer --- Hana Mangalo --- Salim R. Hammoudi
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2006 Volume: 5 Issue: 1 Pages: 54-61
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية

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ABSTRACT: BACK GROUND : Herbal remedies are used in induction of lactation . In view of that ,Borage Officinalis was employed to ensure an abundant milk supply or rectify milk insufficiency .However ,this remedy has not been scientifically tested . METHODS: The animals were treated with the aqueous extract of Borage Officinalis flowers at a daily concentration of 100 mg / kg body weight /ml for each rat through Oro-gastric tube for 14 days . Animals were subdivided into subgroups according to their physiological status . Mammary glands of these animals were processed for histological , histochemical and immunohistochemical studies . RESULTS: The results of all parameters indicated that the aqueous extract of Borage Officinalis flowers induced lactogenesis in the mammmary glands of virgin and pregnant rats and promoted lactation when had given to lactating rats . CONCLUSION : Borage Officinalis is a lactogenic herb


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The Effect of the Aqueous Extract of Peganum harmala Seeds on the Mammary Glands of Virgin, Pregnant, and Lactating Rats

Author: Wasan Al- Saidi
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2006 Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Pages: 191-198
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية

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ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:Penganum harmala is a well known herb that is used by different societies. It is used as a medicalherb in treating various diseases and disorders .There was no earlier published work on the effects ofthe aqueous extract of Peganum harmala . Therefore, we designed this study to investigate the effectof the aqueous extract of Peganum harmala seeds on the mammary gland at the various physiologicalstates (virgin, pregnancy and lactation) making use of the available histological, histochemical, andimmunohistochemical means.METHODS:Aqueous extract of Peganum harmala was given for two weeks by an orogastric tube on single regulardaily dosage to Norway albino female rats. Animals were subdivided into subgroups according totheir physiological states. Mammary glands of these animals were routinely processed for histological,immunohistochemical and histochemical studies using formalin fixative ,paraffin embedded sectionsin the first two studies and formal calcium, frozen sections in the third study. Experimental specimenswere compared with that of control subgroups.RESULTS :Harmal induced mammogenesis in the mammary glands of virgin rats. It's aqueous extract was able toinitiate lactogenesis in a well-prepared mammary gland (i. e. during pregnancy) and finally thisaqueous extract promotes lactogenesis when administrated during lactation.CONCLUSION :Peganum harmala is a mmammogenic herb .KEYWORDS: Peganum harmala, mammary

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