Onion (Allium Cepa) and Garlic (Allium Sativa L,) Oil effects on Blood Glucose Levels and Body Weight of Local Quails in Erbil Province

  • Ahmed Ab. Abduljabbar Department of Fish resources and aquatic animals, College of agriculture, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Kamaran K. Abdoulrahman Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Soran University, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Keywords: Diabetics, Onion oils, Garlic oils, Obesity


The current study was conducted on 38 week old of local quails. The quails were divided into four groups, randomly allocated to four dietary treatments. The diet of the first group was supplemented with 2 ml/kg of onion oils, diet of the second group supplemented with 2 ml/kg of garlic oils, the third group was supplemented with a mix of (1 ml/kg of onion oils and 1 ml/kg garlic oils), and the fourth group designed as a control with no oil supplementations. Results show that the blood glucose level, and body weight was significantly reduced by onion oil supplementation (2 ml/kg) compared to control group Whereas quails with Garlic oils (2 ml/kg) and a mixture of onion and garlic oil (1 ml/Kg of garlic and 1 ml/kg of onion oils) supplementation exhibit no significant differences in experimented parameters compared to control group. Overall, our data presented that onion can serve as good diet additive for lowering blood sugar in diabetics and decreasing body weights, It is suggested that the oils of onion protect against risks like heart failure. The varied results about hypoglycemic role of garlic oils Demanding scientists to perform further works on the garlic extract.


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How to Cite
Abduljabbar, A. and Abdoulrahman, K. (2018) “Onion (Allium Cepa) and Garlic (Allium Sativa L,) Oil effects on Blood Glucose Levels and Body Weight of Local Quails in Erbil Province”, Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 30(5), pp. 158-167. doi: 10.21271/ZJPAS.30.5.14.