Sibjeondaebotang and Yugmijihwangtang's Toxicological Effects on Pregnant Rats

십전대보탕과 육미지황탕이 실험동물의 모체에 미치는 생식독성학적 연구

  • Han, Sang-Baek (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji University) ;
  • Shin, Heon-Tae (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji University) ;
  • Park, Hae-Mo (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji University) ;
  • Lee, Sun-dong (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji University)
  • 한상백 (상지대학교 한의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 신헌태 (상지대학교 한의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 박해모 (상지대학교 한의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 이선동 (상지대학교 한의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Published : 2007.12.31

Abstract

Introduction : The experiments was undertaken to evaluate the effects of herbal medicine, Sibjeondaebotang, Yugmijihwangtang, in pregnant rats and fetuses. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were orally administered with the Sibjeondaebotang, Yugmijihwangtang at dose of 5mg/kg/day for 20 days. Pregnant rats were sacrificed at 20th day of gestation, and observed internal and reproductive organs. Approximately live fetuses in the 20th day of gestation were randomly selected and fixed in 95% ethanol. To observe skeletal malformations, fetuses were stained with alcian blue and alizarin red S. Effect on pregnant rats : Maternal body weight of Sibjeondaebotang, Yugmijihwangtang treated group has a tendency to increase compared to that of control group. There were no significant difference in internal and reproductive organs. There were no significant changes between two groups in blood chemistry and hematological values. There were no significant changes in number of corpus luteum, implantation, live fetuses and implantation rate, delivery rate, and sex ratio. But Yugmijihwangtang administered group showed higher early resorption rate than the control group(p<0.05). Also Sibjeondaebotang administered group showed higher late resorption rate than the control group(p<0.05). From the sex ratio, number of females, bigger than number of males in the control group, and more males than females in Yugmijihwangtang administered group(p<0.05).