PREPARATION, STANDARDIZATION AND EVALUATION OF HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF ARKA LAVANAAbstract
The liver is a vital organ of the human body. It is responsible for protecting the body from harmful substances and the maintenance of good health. In last few years, various types of liver disorders, such as drug-induced liver disease, hepatomegaly, fatty liver disease, liver cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis, chronic viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. are become a people’s health problem. Recently numbers of ayurvedic polyherbal and herbomineral formulations are available commercially and physician preferring these formulations for the treatment and management of various liver diseases as modern medical treatment available for liver diseases produces systematic toxicity. In this study a herbomineral formulation “Arka Lavana” was prepared in the laboratory by traditional method using fresh leaves of arka (Calotropis procera) and saindhav lavana and experimentally evaluated against hepatotoxicity induced by dexamethasone and alcohol. It is traditionally used in the treatment of liver and spleen anomalies and ascites etc. The study was evaluated by using 60 mg/kg 90 mg/kg and 120 mg/kg of arka lavana and standard silymarin at a dose of 100 mg/kg. The morphological, histopathological and biochemical parameters were evaluated on entry date and at the end of study. The results of the study indicate that the herbomineral formulation produces significant improvement in liver anomalies and the effect was dose-dependent manner.
J. Singh, A. K. Singh, A. K. Kushwaha, D. N. S. Gautam and M. K. Nandi *
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
25 October 2019
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