research centers

Search results: Found 2

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by

Effects of AL-Qutub (Tribulus terrestris) on the Spermatogenesis of theMouse Testis: Histological, Histochemical and Morphometrical Studies

Authors: Fara’id Y.S. Haddad --- Ahmed J. Hassan --- Malak Al-Yawer
Journal: Journal of the Faculty of Medicine مجلة كلية الطب ISSN: 00419419 Year: 2008 Volume: 50 Issue: 2 Pages: 246-254
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


Backgrounds: Tribulus terrestris is one of the traditional herbs that have a
revolutionary breakthrough in the management of erectile dysfunction and
have become world –wide as an “instant treatment”
Materials & Methods: Tribulus terrestris was given daily to mature male
mouse in a dose of 2 mg /kg body weight for 14 days .10% formalin fixed
paraffin sections were performed for histological, histochemical and
morphometrical studies.
Results: Histological and histochemical studies demonstrated a considerable
increase in the number of spermatocytes, spermatids and sperms in parallel
with an increase number of interstitial (Leydig) cells. Morphometrically, the
thickness of seminiferous tubule is significantly increased together with a
significant increase in the number of interstitial cells.
Conclusions: Tribulus terrestris increases the number of Leydig cells, and the
androgens produced by these cells are directly responsible for enhanced
Key Words:

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


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

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Narrow your search

Resource type

article (2)


English (2)

From To Submit

2008 (1)

2006 (1)