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.
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