alexa Steroidal and Gonadotropin Hormone Profile Studies of a Classical Ayurvedic Preparation of “Makardhvaja” after Chronic Administration to Male Sprague-Dawley Rats
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Steroidal and Gonadotropin Hormone Profile Studies of a Classical Ayurvedic Preparation of “Makardhvaja” after Chronic Administration to Male Sprague-Dawley Rats

Neshat Masud1*, Md. Mamun Sikder1, Md. Afaz Uddin1, Sagor Chandra Roy1, Manoth Kumer Biswas1, Epsheta Haque1, Marjana Khalil2, M.S.K. Choudhuri1

1Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Department of Pharmacy, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author:
Masud N
Department of Pharmacy
Jahangirnagar University, Savar
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Received Date: September 30, 2016 Accepted Date: November 24, 2016 Published Date: December 16, 2016

Citation: Masud N, Sikder MM, Uddin MA, Roy SC, Biswas MK, et al. (2016) Steroidal and Gonadotropin Hormone Profile Studies of a Classical Ayurvedic Preparation of “Makardhvaja” after Chronic Administration to Male Sprague-Dawley Rats. Biol Med (Aligarh) 9:372. doi: 10.4172/0974-8369.1000372.

Copyright: © 2016 Masud et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



In this study, the effect of the classical Ayurvedic formulation of Makardhvaja (MD) on steroidal and gonadotropin hormone was evaluated after chronic administration. MD is used as a traditional medicine in the treatment of Rasayan in the rural population. The acute pharmacological test of MD recorded no death or any signs of effectivity even at the highest dose of 80 ml/Kg body weight. For chronic pharmacological evaluation, animals were divided into two groups. The first group was given MD preparation at a dose of 40 mg/kg body weight for 28 days while the second group that served as the control received water for the same period. After 28 days of chronic administration of the MD preparation, the following effects on the steroidal hormone panel were noted: There is a statistically significant (p 5 0.040) increase in the serum circulating progesterone level of the male rat. [20.38% increase]. The steroidal hormone indices such as serum circulating dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), serum circulating total testosterone, serum circulating 17-beta-Estradiol (E2) does not change significantly. The significant effects on the gonadotropin hormone profile after chronic administration were thus: There is a statistically significant (p 5 0.047) increase in the serum circulating luteinizing hormone (LH) level of the male rat [76.07% increase]. Serum circulating follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level does not change significantly.


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