Role of Ficus bengalensis Leaves as a Hepatoprotective on Rifampicin Induced Hepatic Damage in Albino Rats
Gindi Sumalatha1,*, Hawisa Nagiat T.2, Baburao Chandu2, Khagga Mukkanti3
1Hindu College Of Pharmacy, Amaravathi Road, Guntur-522002, Andhrapradesh, India
2College of Pharmacy, Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi University, Al-Zawia, Libya
3Centre for Pharmacy, JNT University, Hyderabad, Andhrapradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Sumalatha Gindi Hindu College Of Pharmacy, Amaravathi Road, Guntur-522002, Andhrapradesh, India Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 09885098047
Online published on 20 March, 2013.
The present investigation explores the hepatoprotective activity of Ficus bengalensis leaf extract in albino rats. The dried leaves of Ficus bengalensis were extracted using ethanol and tested for hepatoprotective activity on albino rats intoxicated with rifampicin (50mg/kg p.o). liver weight, pentobarbitone sleeping time, biochemical parameters was studied. Ethanolic extract of Ficus bengalensis leaf lowered the elevated levels of SGOT, SGPT and serum bilirubin indicating promising anti hepatotoxic activity.
Ficus Bengalensis, Rifampicin, Ethanoloic extract, Hepatoprotective.