Planta Med 1992; 58(1): 22-25
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-961382

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An Evaluation of Lawsonia alba Extract as Hepatoprotective Agent

K. K. Anand, B. Singh, D. Chand, B. K. Chandan
  • Department of Pharmacology, Regional Research Laboratory, Canal Road, Jammu Twai 180001 India
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04 January 2007 (online)


The hepatoprotective activity of an ethanol-water (1:1) extract of Lawsonia alba has been studied against CCl4-induced liver toxicity. The effects of the extract on hexobarbitone-induced sleep, BSP clearance, and on certain biochemical parameters indicated its protective role. There was no effect on bile flow. The extract did not show any signs of toxicity and the minimum lethal dose was greater than 2.0 g/kg p.o. in mice.