Protective effect of dried fruits of Carica papaya on hepatotoxicity in rat

  • Md. Zafor Sadeque Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutic, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Zinnat Ara Begum Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutic, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Carica papaya, Hepatoprotective effect, Carbon tetrachloride

Abstract

Aqueous and ethanol extracts of Carica papaya has been evaluated for its hepatoprotective activity in rats. The aqueous and ethanol extracts of C. papaya showed significant hepatoprotection against carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity. The protective activity was evaluated by using biochemical parameters such as serum bilirubin, serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase. The histopathological changes of liver were compared with control.

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Zinnat Ara Begum, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutic, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
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Published
2010-07-25
How to Cite
Sadeque, M., and Z. Begum. “Protective Effect of Dried Fruits of Carica Papaya on Hepatotoxicity in Rat”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 5, no. 1, July 2010, pp. 48-50, doi:10.3329/bjp.v5i1.5305.
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Research Articles