Figure 1. The diameter of seminiferous tubules and spermatogenic cell counts of male rats get different treatment. Group 1, the control rats, showed normal seminiferous tubules with normal spermatogenesis; Group 2, received ginger extract of 500 mg/kg without zinc, showed a normal spermatogenesis and a better association of spermatogenic cells; Group 3, given a mixture of 500 mg/kg and 0.5 mg/kg of zinc, showed a normal spermatogenesis, better association and higher density of spermatogenic cells, Group 4, that given a mixture of 500 mg/kg and 1 mg/kg of zinc, showed normal spermatogenesis, very good association, spermatogenic cells denser and lumen contains full mature spermatozoa


Testicular Function of Rats Treated with Water Extract of Red Ginger (Zingiber officinale var.rubrum) Combined with Zinc

Sutyarso, Muhartono, Susianti, Hendri Busman, Mohammad Kanedi

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2016, 4(3), 157-162 doi:10.12691/jfnr-4-3-5