Buriro, Muhammad Anwar; Tayyab, Muhammad; Dttta, Allah
October 2011
Professional Medical Journal;Oct2011, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p530
Academic Journal
Objective: To study the effects of nigella sativa and sunflower oil on weight of albino rats. Study Design: Experimental study. Period: 1996 to 1997. Setting: PGMI, Lahore. Material & Methods: A study was conducted to determine the effects of nigella sativa and sunflower oil diet intake on body weight in albino rats. Fifty six albino rats with equal number of males and females were selected for the study, they were divided into four different groups, Control groups I and III were given diet (20%), high fat diet supplemented with bile salt (1% colic acid) and antithyroid drug (0.5% propylthiouracil).The experimental group II and IV were given the above diets with supplemented nigella sativa. The high fat diet when given at different intervals increased the body weight as compared to baseline level. Results: The high fat diet when given at different intervals increased the body weight as compared to baseline level. The high fat diet with propylthiouracil and bile salt also increased the body weight and the increase was more as compared to previous groups. The supplements of nigella sativa in the groups decreased body weight significantly as compared to the control groups, which was significantly increased in all the experimental groups as compared to the control groups. Conclusions: These observation confirm that nigella sativa decreased body weight. The above effects will be beneficial for patient with obesity. On the basis of these findings conclusions are made, that nigella sativa has got body weight reducing effects. Both nigella sativa and sunflower oil have got low atherogenic index (TC/HDL) and may be recommended in hyperlipidaemic obese patients or normal individuals. Nigella sativa has got weight reducing potential thus affecting obesity and may indirectly prevent atherosclerosis. Nigella sativa is curative remedy for all diseases except death, is the saying of our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasalam.


Related Articles

  • Períodos de interferência das plantas daninhas na cultura do girassol em Rondônia. Alves, Gibran da S.; Tartaglia, Francilene de L.; Rosa, Jhonatas C.; De Lima, Pâmela C.; Cardoso, Gleibson D.; Beltrão3, Napoleão E. de M. // Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental - Agriambi;Mar2013, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p275 

    The objective of this study was to determine the periods of weed interference in sunflower cultivation, and its effects on the head diameter, oil content, oil yield and its productivity. The experimental design was in the randomized blocks with three replications. The treatments were arranged in...

  • EFFECTS OF STAGES AND AMOUNT OF NITROGEN FOLIAR APPLICATION ON YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS IN HYBRID ALESTAR SUNFLOWER. Hassanlouee, Maryam; Baghbani, Farhad // Journal of Agricultural & Biological Science;Mar2013, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p224 

    The objective of this study was to investigate effects of stages and amount of nitrogen foliar application on yield and yield components in hybrid Alestar sunflower. Sunflower is one of the most important oil-grain in Iran because of high quality of its oil. The experimental design was a...

  • Comparison of antioxidant activity of essential oil of Centella asiatica and Butylated hydroxyanisole in sunflower oil at ambient conditions. Raza, Syed Ali; Adnan, Ahmad; Qureshi, Fahim // Biharean Biologist;Jun2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p71 

    Present analytical investigation was designed to compare the antioxidant activity of essential of Centella asiatica and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA). Essential oil of Centella asiatica was extracted through steam distillation exhibited positive antioxidant activity during DPPH on TLC...

  • The protective effect of Nigella sativa oil in the brain of the biliary obstructed rats. Toklu, Hale Zerrin; İnac, Tülay Akmandor; Şehirli, Ahmet Özer; Şener, Göksel // Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal;Jan2013, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p46 

    Oxidative stress is one of the important mechanisms of jaundice induced encephalopathy. The aim of this study was to examine the possible protective effect of Nigella sativa (NS) seed oil against the oxidative stress of brain tissue induced by experimental obstructive jaundice in rats. BiliarY...

  • Sun Oil Prices Improve as Supply Tightens. de Guzman, Doris // Chemical Market Reporter;10/01/2001, Vol. 260 Issue 12, p14 

    Predicts that demand for sunflower oil will remain strong until January 2002. Benefit from the deterioration of sunflower seed crops; Projected decline in sunflower seed harvest in Ukraine and Russia; Country that might change the price outlook for sunflower oil in 2002.

  • Stupendous sunflowers. Priesnitz, Wendy // Natural Life;May/Jun99, Issue 67, p8 

    Focuses on sunflowers. Historical background of sunflowers; Description of the family of sunflowers; Features of sunflowers; Tips on growing sunflowers; Harvesting of sunflowers; Uses of sunflower seeds; Popularity of sunflower seed oil in Russia. INSET: Help your child grow a sunflower.

  • Which oils are preferable for frying? Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients;Apr2003, Issue 237, p45 

    Reports that sunflower oil is less resistant to oxidative changes induced by frying compared to olive oil. Increase of lipid peroxidation in liver microsomes of rats fed with fried sunflower oil; Adverse effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids; Resistance of saturated fat in butter to oxidative...

  • Sunflower Digest.  // Nebraska Farmer;Mar2011, p25 

    The article offers news briefs related to sunflower market in the U.S. including the use of sunflower oil on the Primary MXM4 luxury passenger tire from Michelin Tire Co., increase prices of new-crop sunflower at the crush plants, and planting dates for crop insurance coverage.

  • FLOWER POWER. Norlander, Britt // Science World;1/3/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p6 

    Announces that scientists have discovered a technique in harvesting hydrogen gas from the cooking oil made from sunflowers.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics