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Table 2 Effects of N. sativa fixed and essential oil on sodium dismutase & catalase in diabetic rats

From: Effect of Nigella sativa fixed and essential oils on antioxidant status, hepatic enzymes, and immunity in streptozotocin induced diabetes mellitus

Parameters Diets Study intervals (Days)
0 28 56
SOD (IU/mg protein) D 1 18.64 ± 1.076c 19.65 ± 0.637b 22.43 ± 1.137a
D 2 17.27 ± 0.722de 18.92 ± 0.636c 16.90 ± 0.744e
D 3 18.11 ± 0.690 cd 13.65 ± 0.665f 12.71 ± 0.564f
Catalase (IU/mg protein) D 1 8.57 ± 0.326d 9.99 ± 0.486b 12.71 ± 0.564a
D 2 9.59 ± 0.401b 9.20 ± 0.309c 8.49 ± 0.374d
D 3 8.63 ± 0.498d 8.62 ± 0.279d 7.94 ± 0.403e
  1. Means sharing same letters in a column/row do not differ significantly at P < 0.05.
  2. D1 = control diet; D2= N. sativa seed fixed oil; D3 = N. sativa seed essential oil.