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Indian J Exp Biol. 2005 Jan;43(1):68-75.

Effect of Asteracantha longifolia Nees. against CCl4 induced liver dysfunction in rat.

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SP Mandali's, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai 400 019, India.


Significant recovery after treatment with the whole plant slurry of A.longifolia Nees. was observed in plasma AST, ALT and cholesterol levels in CCl4 induced hepatotoxic rats. This was amply supported by electron micrographs, which indicated normalization of cytoarchitecture of mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum. The results suggest that the slurry of the plant is useful as a liver tonic.

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