HEPATOPROTECTIVE AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF ETHANOL EXTRACTS OF NARINGI CRENULATA (ROXB) NICOLSON AGAINST CCl4 INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN RATSAbstract
The present study was designed to screen and evaluate the hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity of ethanol extracts of leaf and bark of Naringi crenulata (Roxb) Nicolson (NCL, NCB) against CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Liver functions were assessed by the activities of liver marker enzymes, SGOT, SGPT, ALP, total protein, albumin, globulin, total, conjugated and unconjugated bilirubins. It also exhibited antioxidant activity by showing the increased activity of SOD, CAT, GPx and GRD and decreased in TBARS compared to CCl4 treated groups. Silymarin, a known hepatoprotective drug is used for comparison. The plant extracts were effective in protecting liver against injury induced by CCl4 in rats.
K. Sarada , R. Jothibai Margret and V. R. Mohan*
Ethnopharmacology Unit, Research Department of Botany, V.O.C. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin – 628008, Tamil Nadu, India
11 August, 2011
15 September, 2011
15 November, 2011