The petroleum ether extract of the heart wood of Cedrus deodara (PECD) was tested for its diuretic and anti-urolithiatic activity. The urolithiasis was experimentally induced by administering sodium oxalate (70 mg/kg, i.p) for 10 days. PECD (100 and 200 mg/kg) was orally gavaged daily 1 h before sodium oxalate (NaOx) administration for 10 days. In NaOx treated rats, crystal was observed in urine under light microscope and elevation of serum parameters indicated the development of nephrolithiasis in the control group. Concomitant administration of PECD for 10 days along with NaOx prevented elevated serum biochemical levels due to the elimination of these in urine. Histology of the kidneys also indicated that PECD treatment had protected against NaOx induced nephroliathiasis. These results obtained, confirmed the beneficiary effect of Cedrus deodara in urolithiasis.
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- Complementary and alternative medicine