Journal of Cellular Neuroscience and Oxidative Stress, Vol 1, No 3 (2009)

Effects of Nigella sativa L. on Lipid Peroxidation and Reduced Glutathione Levels in Erythrocytes of Broiler Chickens

Yasin Tuluce, Halil Ozkol, Bunyamin Sogut, Ismail Celik


We aimed to determine the effect of Nigella sativa L. on reduced glutathione (GSH) and lipid peroxidation (as
malondialdehyde, MDA) in erythrocytes of broiler chickens.
We used 100 Ross 308 chickens and they were equally divided into four groups namely control, 0.5 %, 1 %
and 1.5 % containing Nigella sativa L. The control group received control broiler fattening feed whereas, the
treatments groups were fed by the feed containing 0.5 %, 1 % and 1.5 % grinded Nigella sativa L. seeds for
6 weeks, respectively.
Erythrocyte MDA levels were significantly lower in 0.5 % (p

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