The Effects of Aqueous Extract of Celery (Apium Graveolens) on Hematological Parameters and on the Level of Serum Testosterone in Male Rat The Effects of Aqueous Extract of Celery (Apium Graveolens) on Hematological Parameters and on the Level of Serum Testosterone in Male Rat

Document Type : Original Article


1 Student of Public Health

2 Assistance Professor of Anatomical Sciences.

3 Department of Physiology and Diabetes Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

4 Department of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


Background and Objectives: In Iran, traditionally, celery is used to treat of various diseases such as peptic ulcer. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the aqueous extract of celery (Apium graveolens) on hematological parameters and testosterone in male rats.
Subjects and Methods: Twenty four adult rats were divided into 3 groups: Control and two experimental groups, which received the  aqueous extract of celery at doses 100 and 200mg/Kg for 30 consecutive days. At the end of this period, all the animals were killed and blood samples were collected and the hematologic factors (hemoglobin, RBC, MCH and WBC) and serum testosterone levels were measured. The results were analysed by one-way ANOVA test.
Results:  Aqueous extract of celery, without affecting body weight, increased hemoglobin, MCH, WBC and as well as a significant increase of serum testosterone.
Conclusions: The aqueous extract of celery can increase testosterone level and some blood parameters in rat.


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