Effect of Antioxidant Rich Spices, Clove and Cardamom Extracts on the Metabolic Enzyme Activity of Labeo rohitaAsimi OA1* and Sahu NP2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Asimi OA
Fish Nutrition and Biochemistry
Faculty of Fisheries
Rangil, SKUAST-K, Mumbai, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 02, 2015; Accepted Date: December 03, 2015; Published Date: January 01, 2016
Citation: Asimi OA, Sahu NP (2016) Effect of Antioxidant Rich Spices, Clove and Cardamom Extracts on the Metabolic Enzyme Activity of Labeo rohita. J Fisheries Livest Prod 4:157. doi:10.4172/2332-2608.1000157
Copyright: © 2016 Asimi OA, 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.
The present study was conducted to evaluate the protective effect of clove (Cl) and cardamom (Cd) extracts as natural antioxidants in the diet of Labeo rohita fingerlings. Both the spice extracts were mixed separately or in combination at the level of 0.5 and 1.0%. Thus, seven experimental diets were Cl-0.5, Cl-1.0, Cd-0.5, Cd-1.0, CC-0.5 and CC-1.0 and control with no extract. The results revealed that, SOD and CAT activities were significantly (p<0.05) higher in Cl-0.5 compared to the control. AST, ALT, LDH, MDH, G-6-Pase, activities in liver and muscle decreased significantly (p<0.05) in all treated groups. Significantly (p<0.01) lowest activity was observed in treatment group fed with clove extract (0.5%) as compared to the control. The results suggest that the dietary administration of clove extract supplementation at a concentration of 0.5% level possess good anti-stress activity.