A Comparative Study on the Effect of Three Oil Products of Traditional Medicine: Nerium Oleander, Ginger and Chamomile on Resistance to Cold in Rats
Author(s): Nafiseh Hosseini Yekta, Damoon Ghofrani Tabari, Mohammad Tahvilzadeh, Ehsan Nassireslami, Sayid Mahdi Mirghzanfari
Introduction and goal: Increasing resistance to cold weather conditions is very important for military forces located in these areas, mountain climbers and people living in these areas. One of the most useful methods is to benefit from traditional medicine and the consumption of medicinal plants that are of warm quality and can improve the resistance to cold. In this research, we tried to study the effect of medicinal plants oil of Nerium Oleander, Ginger and Chamomile on the rates’ cold resistance. Materials and methods: In this research, rats were our animal model. They were divided into seven experimental groups and the effect of the oils of olive, sesame, chamomile, ginger, and oleander were studied using experimental induction of frostbite through cold water immersion method. Results: According to the results, the average times of resistance to cold are significant in the presence of oils and without oil. Among the oils used in this research, Ginger produced the highest cold resistance in rat. Conclusion: The results of this research showed that the use of oil from plants that have a warm and dry quality such as ginger can increase the resistance to cold.