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Title

ANDROGENIC ACTIVITY EVALUATION OF GINGER RHIZOME IN REDUCING DEPRESSION IN THE FORCED SWIMMING TEST OF RATS EXPOSED TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD (EMF)

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  56-63

Abstract

 Objective: Ginger has always been known as one of the most famous medicinal herbs in eastern Asia (China and India). In this study we examined the effects of antidepressants-like activity of Ginger on the protection of central nervous system against oxidative damages.Material and Methods: Male Wistar rats (n=30) were allocated into three groups, control (n=10) and test groups (n=20) that subdivided into groups of 2 that had been exposed to 50 Hz ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDs (EMFs) for 8 weeks, one of the test groups received GINGER RHIZOME powder (1.5 g/kg/day. Body weight) for 8 weeks as well. In the second and eighth weeks, we used FORCED SWIMMING TEST in order to evaluate the antidepressant effect of Ginger powder on the rats exposed to EMF.Results: In the second week results revealed EMF exposure increase immobility but decrease loco-motor function of swimming and climbing in comparison to control group (P<0.05) whereas at the end of 8th week, rats that had been fed with Ginger powder (1.5 g g/kg/day .body weight) showed decrease in immobility score and increase in swimming (P<0.001), but not in climbing scores significantly. (P=0.18).Conclusion: Ginger powder could act as serotoninergic antidepressant medicine in order to decrease DEPRESSION presentation in exposed subjects to EMF.

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