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The protective effect of hibiscus sabdariffa towards liver toxicity

Ahmad Raus, Raha and Mohd-Isa, Emy Sazri (2007) The protective effect of hibiscus sabdariffa towards liver toxicity. In: International Conference on WHAT Medicine III, 16 - 17 November 2007, Kuala Lumpur.

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This study was carried out to investigate the effect of Hibiscus sabdariffa or roselle on the progression of acute liver injury in rats. The liver injury was induced by administration of 1000 mg/kg acetaminophen intraperitoneally and aqueous extract at low (500 mg/kg) and high (1000 mg/kg) doses of H. sabdariffa was given to rats by force feeding. H. sabdariffa in the diet showed no significant effect on the liver marker enzymes, alanin transaminase (ALT) plus malonaldehyde (MDA) and reduced glutathione (GSH) except for glutathione S-transferase (GST). Interestingly, increased levels of ALT, GST and MDA plus significant reduction of GSH in acetaminophen treated rats were counteracted by the administration of H. sabdariffa. The effect of H. sabdariffa is dose-dependent as higher administrative dose of the plant extract to the acetaminophen treated rats resulted in further liver protective effects. Histopathologically H. sabdariffa reduced the incidence of liver damage. This study showed that the aqueous extract of H. sabdariffa had significant protective effect towards hepatotoxicity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3911/29282
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hibiscus sabdariffa, paracetamol, liver toxicity, GST, ALT
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Raha Ahmad Raus
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 17:10
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 19:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29282

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