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HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS LINN AGAINST CARBON TETRACHLORIDE INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY ON ALBINO WISTAR RATS

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Author(s): Jabbar Zoobi | Ali Mohd

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 2;
Issue: 12;
Start page: 154;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Althaea officinalis | Carbontetra chloride | hepatotoxicity.

ABSTRACT
In Indian traditional system of medicine, herbal remedies are prescribed for the treatment of various diseases including liver diseases. The present study was aimed to investigate the hepatoprotective activity of the ethanolic extract of Althaea officinalis against Carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Liver function were assessed by the determination of SGPT and SGOT studies. The serum biochemical analysis results suggested that the use of ethanolic extract of Althaea officinalis exhibited significant protective effect from hepatic damage in CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity model.
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