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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2013, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 61) Last page : ( 65)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.

Hepatoprotective Activity of Borreria hispida on Paracetamol induced Liver Damage

Johnson D. Benito*, Kumar C. Senthil, Rajesh R., Venkatnarayanan R., Mohammed Ansar VK

Department of Pharmacology, R.V.S. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sulur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: drbenito.rvs@gmail.com

Online published on 19 April, 2013.

Abstract

Hepatocyte are the functional cells of the liver and perform a wide range of metabolic, secretory and endocrine functions. Hepatotoxicity implies chemical-driven liver damage. The liver plays a major role in transforming and clearing chemicals and is susceptible to the toxicity from these agents. Certain medicinal agents, when taken in overdoses and sometimes even when introduced within therapeutic ranges, may injure the organ. Other chemical agents, those used in laboratories and industries, natural chemicals and herbal remedies can also cause hepatotoxicity. Borreria hispida seed flavonoid-rich fraction possesses free radical scavenging and antioxidant activity both in vitro and in vivo Borreria hispida Linn has been in use in the Indian system of medicine. Various part of the plant are useful in the treatment of antifertility, appetite, Bleeding in child birth, body ache, Gum trouble, scabies and skin disease, Stomach compliance, Ulcers, hepatitis, Wounds, head ache and tooth ache. The hepatotoxicity is induced by the paracetamol overdose, and the methanolic extract of Borreria hispida shows a good reduction of hepatotoxicity.

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Keywords

Borreria hispida, Paracetamol, Hepatocyte, Hepatotoxicity.

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