Research Article | Volume : 2 Issue : 5, May 2012

Effect of Amaranthus spinosus (Meghnads) & Turmeric (Curcuma longa) on Chronic Arsenicosis in Cattle

Jantu Moni Hazarika Banajit Talukdar Pankaj Choudhury Shampa Chakraborty Sunil Kumar Samar Sarkar   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.2534


About 100 milch animals hair sample were collected from 5 villages namely Dakhin Panchpota, Noonaghata, Mitrapur, Goetra, Ranaghat of Nadia district, West Bengal, India and these samples were processed to estimate the concentration of arsenic. Out of them 30 cattle having arsenic concentration in the range of 2.5 to 4.5 mg/kg in hair was chosen for this experiment. These milch were divided into three groups i.e. Group I (G1) animals received turmeric powder, whereas Group II (G2) received Turmeric (Curcuma longa) + Amaranthus spinosus (Meghnads) and Group III (G3) served as untreated control. Arsenic content of milk, feces, hair & urine was estimated before and after administration of turmeric powder (Curcuma longa) at the dose of 30 grams to each animal of Group I (G1)/ day for 3 months (90 Days) and turmeric powder 15g (Curcuma longa) + Amaranthus spinosus (Meghnads) 15g / day to each animals Group II (G3). Turmeric & Amaranthus spinosus significantly decreased arsenic load in milk, urine, hair & feces after 3 month. In Milk, arsenic concentration was decreased significantly which may be beneficial for animals and human consumption.

Keyword:     ArsenicosisMilch CattleTurmeric (Curcuma longa)Amaranthus spinosus (Meghnads).

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