Hepatoprotective potentials of Butea Monosperma (Lam) Taub leaves extract against carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity by non invasive method 

By Sandip D. Chavan, Rohan S. Ghodake, Sandeep B. Patil,  Nilofar S. Naikwade  

ABSTRACT

Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) pharmacological tool to produce liver damage reduced the urinary excretion of ascorbic acid in rats. Silymarin and extract of Butea monosperma     (Lam) Taub (shown to be hepatoprotective substances) prevented the CCl4 induced reduction of ascorbic acid excretion in urine. The results indicate that silymarin, Aqueous and Methanolic Extracts of leaves of Butea monosperma (Lam) Taub reduced the hepatic damage caused by i.p. administration of CCl4 as compared to control based on the urinary ascorbic acid levels. 

Key words:    Urinary ascorbic acid, carbon tetrachloride, Butea monosperma(Lam) Taub, Silymarin, hepatoprotection.

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