Effect of using Licorice Powder (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Supplemented with Drinking Water at Two Different Doses in Serum Lipid Profile and Blood Proteins of Local Female Rabbit

Drgham Hamza Yousuf Al-Zwean


This study was conducted to elucidate the effects of administration of Glyeyrhiza Glabra (licorice powder) supplemented with drinking water in serum lipid profile, proteins of local female rabbits.This experiment was carried at the animal farm, college of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad from 1st May to 30th June 2013. Twenty one local female rabbits included in this study at age of approximately 3-4 months, divided randomly and equally (7each) (body weight was considered) into three groups, first group (untreated) kept as control (C), second group administrated licorice powder (GG) with drinking water and in a rang of 1.75 gm/day, third group also administrated (GG) with drinking water in a rang of 3.5 gm/day administration regime was continued up to end of experiment, all groups were offered alfalfa with concentrate diet and water freely.Blood samples were collected by heart puncture method biweekly and serum samples were obtained to carry out the biochemical test, serum total cholesterol concentration (TC), serum triglycerides (TG), high density lipoprotein – cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein – cholesterol (LDL-C), total serum protein, albumin, and globulin. The result of administration Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice powder) with drinking water revealed statistically significant differences (P<0.05) and remarkable effect between treated and untreated groups for all biochemical parameter on serum lipid profile, serum proteins. Therefore, it could be concluded from this study that using of Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice powder) to treated groups it could contribute in decline the blood serum lipids, increase serum total protein and it's fractions, improving animal health when compared with untreated groups.

Keywords : Licorice , proteins , powder , health , lipid .


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