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International Journal of Herbal Medicine
Vol. 11, Issue 5, Part A (2023)

Using chlorophyll extract as a natural food source for Carassius auratus and adult male Wistar Hannover rats

Author(s): Mona Alghamdi, Nedaa Alharbi, Roaa Alharbi, Ragad Ebrahim Alsobhi, Rawan Ahmed Ashangity, Maryam Mohammad Aldagal and Somia Sharawi
Abstract: Chlorophyll is found in plants everywhere and it is a natural biological energy source. Because seaweed and spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) are highly concentrated with chlorophyll, this study evaluated the effect of chlorophyll extracted from seaweeds and S. oleracea as a supplementary food source for goldfish (Carassius auratus) and adult male Wistar Hannover rats. Our results showed significant body weight gain in C. auratus treated with chlorophyll extracted from seaweeds; C. auratus also showed a brighter and more vibrant color. Our study also showed that chlorophyll extracted from S. oleracea caused a significant increase in the cholesterol, TG, and HDL levels in the treated rats compared to the control group. These results indicate that chlorophyll could be a more suitable alternative for feeding C. auratus than commercial foods, and an efficacious agent to improve the rise of lipid and cholesterol levels in people with vascular conditions.
Pages: 41-44  |  286 Views  138 Downloads


International Journal of Herbal Medicine
How to cite this article:
Mona Alghamdi, Nedaa Alharbi, Roaa Alharbi, Ragad Ebrahim Alsobhi, Rawan Ahmed Ashangity, Maryam Mohammad Aldagal, Somia Sharawi. Using chlorophyll extract as a natural food source for Carassius auratus and adult male Wistar Hannover rats. Int J Herb Med 2023;11(5):41-44. DOI: 10.22271/flora.2023.v11.i5a.888

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