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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-25

Hepatoprotective effect of Pterocarpus marsupium against carbon tetrachloride induced damage in albino rats


PG and Research, Department of Biochemistry, Dr. N.G.P Arts and Science College, Kovai Medical Centre for Research and Education Trust, Coimbatore-641 035, India

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PG and Research, Department of Biochemistry, Dr. N.G.P Arts and Science College, Kovai Medical Centre for Research and Education Trust, Coimbatore-641 035
India
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Medicinal plants play a key role in human health care. Pterocarpus marsupium  is one of the plants used in treatment of diabetes mellitus and the present study was aimed to assess hepatoprotective effect of the plant against CQ 4  induced hepatotoxicity. Wistar albino rats were divided into four groups. Group I was normal control group; Group II, the hepatotoxic group was given CC1 4  (2ml/kg body weight intraperitoneally); Groups III received CC1 4  + Plant extract (100 mg/kg b.w orally); Group IV received only the plant extract. Liver markers were assayed in serum and liver tissue. Levels of marker enzymes such as alanine transminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and bilirubin were increased significantly in Group II. These enzymes were significantly decreased in Group III treated with plant extracts. The present investigation suggest that the plant had a good protective effect on CC1 4  induced hepatic injury.


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