Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of Hemidesmus indicus R. Br

G. M.Mohana Rao, Ch Venkateswararao, A. K.S. Rawat, P. Pushpangadan, A. Shirwaikar

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The Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of 50% aqueous ethanolic extract of Hemidesmus indicus R. Br. roots were assessed in experimental animals. In carbontetrachloride induced hepatic challenge in rats, a remarkable elevation of lipid peroxidation and a decrease in liver antioxidant enzymes levels were observed. Pretreatment with the 50% aqueous ethanol extract of Hemidesmus indicus R. Br. roots inhibited these alterations. Based on these results we can suggest that in the liver protective and antioxidative effects of H. indicus, possibly involve mechanisms related to free radical scavenging effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalActa Pharmaceutica Turcica
Volume47
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Hemidesmus
Antioxidants
Liver
Lipid Peroxidation
Free Radicals
Ethanol
Enzymes

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Rao, G. M. M., Venkateswararao, C., Rawat, A. K. S., Pushpangadan, P., & Shirwaikar, A. (2005). Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of Hemidesmus indicus R. Br. Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica, 47(2), 107-113.
Rao, G. M.Mohana ; Venkateswararao, Ch ; Rawat, A. K.S. ; Pushpangadan, P. ; Shirwaikar, A. / Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of Hemidesmus indicus R. Br. In: Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica. 2005 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 107-113.
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In: Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2005, p. 107-113.

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