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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2019, Article ID 2630537, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2630537
Research Article

Improvement of Heliciculture by Three Medicinal Plants Belonging to the Lamiaceae Family

1Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, B.P. 2202-route Imouzzer, Fez, Morocco
2Team of Nutrition, Agri-Food and Environment, Laboratory of Human Pathology, Biomedicine and Environment, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, P.B. 1893 km 2200 Road Sidi Harazem, Fez, Morocco
3Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Environment, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, B.P. 2202-route Imouzzer, Fez, Morocco

Correspondence should be addressed to Lamiaa Lemjallad; moc.liamg@mel.aaimal

Received 28 May 2019; Accepted 11 September 2019; Published 21 October 2019

Academic Editor: Dun Xian Tan

Copyright © 2019 Lamiaa Lemjallad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Snails were fed with three medicinal plants belonging to the Lamiaceae family (rosemary, sage, and peppermint) in order to test their effects on those animals with high nutritive values. The media of raising were flour containing different percentages of the cited plants ranging from 1% to 9%. The feed had benefits on the raised snails depending on the plant and its percentage. Minerals in those aromatic plants, especially zinc and magnesium, had their effect on protein synthesis in snails fed with those plant percentages. Rosemary was the most profitable plant with the highest protein amount, the lowest mortality rate, and reduced microbial charge. Furthermore, it was a good regulator of the specific catalase activity which confirmed the role of the antioxidant activity of rosemary during raising snails.