The Effectiveness of Zinc Micronutrients From Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata D) Extract on the Testosterone Levels of Mice (Mus musculus L)

Authors

  • Risa Purnamasari
  • Nova Lusiana
  • Linda Prasetyaning Widayanti
  • Mei Lina Fitri Kumalasari

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17623

Keywords:

Zinc Micronutrients, Cucurbita moschata D, Extraction, Testosterone Levels, Mus musculus L

Abstract

Various factors cause disharmony in the household. One of them is erectile dysfunction. This can be treated by providing aphrodisiacs and some minerals such as zinc to increase libido. One of the plants that contain zinc is pumpkin (Cucurbita morchata D ). This study was conducted to determine the differences in giving pumpkin skin, meat, and seed extracts to testosterone levels. This study uses a laboratory experimental research type. This study, using extract variables from the skin, meat and seeds of pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata D) and levels of the hormone testosterone. The sample used was male mice (Mus musculus) divided into control groups and three treatment groups. Data were analyzed using the One-way ANOVA statistical test.There were differences in testosterone levels in mice between the control group and the group of mice given extracts of meat, skin and seeds (p-value <0.05).The highest testosterone level in mice was in mice given pumpkin seed extract.

Author Biographies

Risa Purnamasari

1Faculty of Science and Technology, UIN Sunan Ampel, Surabaya, Indonesia

Nova Lusiana

Faculty of Psychology and Health, UIN Sunan Ampel, Surabaya, Indonesia

Linda Prasetyaning Widayanti

Faculty of Psychology and Health, UIN Sunan Ampel, Surabaya, Indonesia

Mei Lina Fitri Kumalasari

Faculty of Psychology and Health, UIN Sunan Ampel, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Risa Purnamasari, Nova Lusiana, Linda Prasetyaning Widayanti, & Mei Lina Fitri Kumalasari. (2021). The Effectiveness of Zinc Micronutrients From Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata D) Extract on the Testosterone Levels of Mice (Mus musculus L). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 986–993. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17623