Original Articles: 2016 Vol: 8 Issue: 6
The effects of hydro alcoholic extract of pea on male reproductive hormones of mice
Pea is belonging to leguminosae family and has many medicinal properties including strengthening the reproduction system and immune system. Current study was carried out to investigate the effects of hydro alcoholic extract of pea on male reproductive hormones of mice. Samples were divided in five groups: control, placebo, and three experimental groups with 15 mice in each group. Samples were kept under similar conditions. Hydroalcoholic extract of pea was injected in 50, 100, and 200 many doses intraperitoneal every other day for 20 days. All hormone tests were done using immunoenzymatic method (ELA). At the end of injections, changes in levels of testosterone, LH and FSH hormones were measured. According to results, FSH amount was increased by extract increment. Testosterone and LH were decreased by 200mg/kg dose (p<0.05). Therefore, pea's extract can affect male reproductive potential dose dependently.