Volume 18, Issue 55 (No.1-صفحات انگلیسی ار 1 تا 23 2001)                   jsci 2001, 18(55): 1-13 | Back to browse issues page

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The effects of Oliganum aqueous extraction during pregnancy and lactation on the learning behavior and memory near rat newborns. jsci. 2001; 18 (55) :1-13
URL: http://jsci.khu.ac.ir/article-1-1101-en.html
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Olibanum (Frankincense) is a plant resin, which could be obtained from Boswellia carerii and some species of genus Boswellia. Survay in the field of Iranian and Islamic medicine customy indicating that most former and recent medicine customy philosophers believe that following consumption of Olibanum, specially during pregnancy, might increase intelligence, memory and learning abilities in the children. In the present investigation, thin layer chromatography method was used to identify plant species. The main goal of this research was to determine if Olibanum extract has any effect on learning abilities as well as memory in the next generation. Twenty wirgin Wistar rats were mated and the first day of gestation was determined by observation of vaginal plaque. The pregnant animals were divided into two experiment.11 (n=7) and one control (n=6) groups. From day 10 of gestation to 10 day post -paturition, every five day, the peregnant rats were injected intraperitoneally of 0.2 ml of aqueou extraction of Olibanum (%5 and %10 in experimental groups 1 and 2 respectively). The control rats were received equal volume of normal saline. When nevborns became two months old, randomly from each litters, one male and one female were selected. A T-complex maze was used first to test learning abilities by counting their errors and also measuring the time of reaching the goal. To test the effects of Olibanum on 1ong term memory. The examined animals were left free of any test for a period or 20 days. Then, they were tested again by the same maze. The results indicating that, in comparison with control animals, administration of Olibanum aqueous extraction specially 5% solution could significantly increase (p < 0.001) the rate of learning abilities and long-term memory as well.
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