CHARACTERIZATION OF PROXIMATE, MINERAL AND ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF BARLEY GRASS POWDER (HORDEUM VULGARE) AND ITS CURATIVE POTENTIAL IN OSTEOPOROTIC FEMALES

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Zarish Sultan
Hira Iftikhar
Iqra Khalid
Huda Ismail
Tabish Ali Virk
Marzough Aziz Albalawi
Fatema Suliman Alatawi
Mohsen Suliman Alatawi
Amnah A. Alharbi
Sanaa Almowallad
Mody Albalawi
Nizwa itrat

Keywords

Systematic skeleton disease, chronic metabolic bone disease, Osteoporosis, Barley gras

Abstract

Osteoporosis is systematic skeleton disease that is defined by low bone mass and changes in structure of bone tissue, which leads to high risks of weak bones and fractures. According to International Osteoporosis Foundation 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age 50 years are suffering from osteoporosis. Barley grass powder is the best functional food for supplying nutrients and removing toxins from human cells, its functional components have also provided significant health benefits because it contains many nutrients such as essential amino acids, fiber, vitamins and both micro and macro minerals. The present study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic effect of barley grass powder in treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in females. For this purpose, characterization (proximate analysis) of barley grass powder was conducted as an initial part of study. Human efficacy was carried out on 45 osteoporotic females in 3 groups, giving them barley grass powder for 60 days with different dosages, G0 was treated as control group, G1 was group was given 5g of barley grass powder and G2 was given 10 g of barley grass powder per day before any meal. Their BMD was checked before and after the completion of study. The data obtained was subjected to statistical analysis for the evaluation of results. The results showed that barley grass powder contained moisture 16 %, ash 18.95 %, fat3.8 %, protein 8.75 %, and fiber 8.16 %, NFE 44. 34 % and dry matter 84 %. The results of BMD values of treatment groups (G1 and G2) were significantly (p≤ (0.05) increased as compared to the BMD values of control group. It showed that barley grass powder can be used for the treatment of osteoporosis.


 

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