Hepatoprotective activity of Centaurium erythraea on acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in rats

Mohamad Mroueh, Yolande Saab, Raed Rizkallah
Phytotherapy Research: PTR 2004, 18 (5): 431-3
The methanol extract of the leaves of Centaurium erythraea L. (Gentianaceae) was evaluated for hepatoprotective activity against acetaminophen-induced liver toxicity in rats. An oral dose of 300 mg/kg/day for 6 days or a single dose of 900 mg/kg for 1 day exhibited a significant protective effect by lowering serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (SGOT), glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). The activity of the extract was supported by histopathological examination of liver sections.

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