Effect of aqueous extract of Acacia nilotica ssp adansonii on milk production and prolactin release in the rat

Z. Lompo, D. van der Heide, E.M. van der Beek, J.J.M. Swarts, J.A.M. Mattheij, L. Sawadogo

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Abstract

In view of the traditional belief that Acacia nilotica ssp adansonii (AN) can stimulate milk production in lactating women, experiments were performed to determine the effect of an aqueous extract of AN on milk production in rats. Female rats that received oral doses of aqueous extract of this plant during their first lactation produced about 59% more milk than controls (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-266
JournalJournal of Endocrinology
Volume182
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • mammary-gland development
  • growth-hormone secretion
  • plant-extracts
  • casein synthesis
  • lactation
  • induction
  • protease

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