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

Authors

  • Md. Zafor Sadeque Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutic, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Zinnat Ara Begum Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutic, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjp.v5i1.5305

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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Author Biography

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. Z., and Z. A. 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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