Hepatoprotective Effect of the Methanolic Extract of whole Plant of Borreria articularis on Carbon Tetrachloride Induced Hepatotoxicity in Albino Rats


  • Kakatiya University, Department of Pharmacognosy, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Ethanopharmacology, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, 506 009, India


The hepatoprotective activity of methanolic extract of Borreria articularis ( L.F) F.N. W illams: ( Rubiaceae ) at doses of 250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg were evaluated by carbon tetrachloride (CCl 4 ) intoxication in rats. The toxic group which received 25% CCl 4 in olive o il (1 ml/kg ) per oral (p.o), alone exhi bited significant incre ase in serum ALT , AS T , ALP , TB l evels. It also exhibited significant (P<0. 001) decre ase in TP and ALB l evels. The groups received pretreatment of Borreria articularis at a dose of 250 and 500 mg/kg b.w.p.o. had reduced the AST, ALT, ALP and TB levels and the effects were comp ar ed with standard drug (Silymarin 100 mg/kg b .w.p. o).The total protein (TP) and albumin (ALB) levels we re signifi cantly increased in the animals received pretre atment of the extract at the moderate and higher dose l evels and the histop athological studi es also supported the protective effect of the extract.


Carbon Tetra Chloride, Silymarin, Borreria articularis, Biochemical Parameters and Histological Study.

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Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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