Damask rose is an herbal medicine that increases libido as recommended in traditional medicine. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of damask rose extract on serum levels of sex hormones in male rats. In this experimental study, 24 adult male rats were used. The rats were randomly divided into three groups. The first group (control) adequately consumed compressed food and water without any restrictions during the experiment. The second and the third experimental groups respectively consumed 200mg and 400mg damask rose extract per kilogram body weight in a daily manner. Blood samples were taken from all groups after three weeks through anesthesia. The serum was isolated. Serum concentrations of FSH, LH and testosterone were measured. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS, ANOVA and LSD test. Serum levels of FSH, LH and testosterone significantly increased in the experimental groups receiving 200mg and 400mg damask rose extract per kilogram body weight compared to the control group (P < 0.05). Damask rose extract stimulates hypothalamic-pituitarygonadal axis hormones in male rats.
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