Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2016

  • Hepatoprotective and Antioxidant Role of Ziziphus jujuba Leaves on Paracetamol Induced Hepatic Damage in Rats

    J. Preethi, K. Vennila, S. Penislusshiyan, S. Velvizhi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: Jan. 05, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 20, 2016
    Published: Feb. 23, 2016
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Pharmacological Action of Medicinal Plants: Health and Diseases
    Abstract: To evaluate the hepatoprotective activity of aqueous extract of Ziziphus jujuba leaves against paracetamol-induced liver injury in experimental rats. Ziziphus jujuba has been traditionally used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine as a chief ingredient in many polyherbal formulations as antioxidant. To evaluate the antioxidant and hepatoprotective a... Show More
  • Anti-diabetic Effect of Myrtenal on Plasma and Tissue Glycoproteins Components in STZ Induced Experimental Diabetic Rats

    Leelavinothan Pari, Ayyasamy Rathinam

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 11-16
    Received: Aug. 14, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 01, 2015
    Published: Feb. 23, 2016
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Pharmacological Action of Medicinal Plants: Health and Diseases
    Abstract: The aim of present study was to evaluate the effect of myrtenal, a monoterpene on plasma and tissues glycoprotein components in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in overnight fasted experimental rats by a single intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ; 40 mg/kg body weight) dissolved in 0.1 M citrate buffer at pH 4... Show More