Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2012 Vol: 4 Issue: 4

Hepatoprotective and antioxidant efficacy of Anethum graveolens linn in carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity in albino rats


In the present study, the hepatoprotective and antioxidant efficacy of Anethum graveolens Linn was evaluated in CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity in albino rats. Hepatotoxicity was induced in albino rats by subcutaneous injection of carbon tetrachloride. Hepatoprotective efficiency of 100 mg/Kg wt of ethonalic extract of Anethum graveolens Linn was evaluated. Hepatotoxicity in experimental rats was evidenced by enhancement in the activity of SGOT, SGPT, MDA, & ALP and significant decrease in the activity of GSH, GPX, SOD & CAT. In plant extract treated animals, the toxicity effect of CCl4 was controlled significantly by restoration of the activity of above serum enzymes and antioxidant enzymes compared to the normal and standard drug silymarin treated groups. Therefore the results of present study support the hepatoprotective effect of Anethum graveolens Linn.