Research Article | Volume: 2 Issue: 8, August 2012

Antioxidant and Hepatoprotective Effects of Dried Flower Extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. on Rats Treated with Carbon Tetrachloride

Itoro F Usoh Itemobong S Ekaidem Oboso E Etim Henry D Akpan Enomfon J Akpan A Fakoya   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.2832

Abstract

The hypolipidemic, antioxidative and hepatoprotective activities of 200 and 300mg/kg body weight ethanolic extract of dried flower of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (HSE) were assessed in rats treated with 0.25ml/kg body weight (intraperitoneally) of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). Hepatic malondialdehyde (MDA), serum lipid profile, serum vitamins A, C and β-carotene, alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities were measured. The oral administration of the extracts showed a significant (P


Keyword:     Carbon tetrachlorideHibiscus sabdariffa Lantioxidant activityhepatoprotective activityhypolipidemic activity.


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