Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   1

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2008

Pages :   32-35

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Hepatoprotective Activity from Ethanol Fraction of Thuja occidentalis Linn.

Address:   Sushil Kumar Dubey*and Amla Batra1
*Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Sanjeevan College of Pharmacy, Dausa (Raj.) India.
1Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Raj.) India.
*Corresponding Author

Thuja occidentalis (Cupressaceae), commonly known as Arbor vitae or white cedar has been used in folk medicine to treat bronchial catarrh, enuresis, cystitis, psoriasis, uterine carcinomas, amenorrhea and rheumatism and is mainly used in homeopathy as mother tincture. Extract of this plant has shown anti oxidant, anti viral, anti diarrhoeal activity since this plant contains flavonoids, tannins and polysaccharides. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the possible hepatoprotective activity of Thuja occidentalis aerial part. The hepatoprotective potential effect of ethanolic fraction of Thuja occidentalis has been assessed against CCL4 induced liver damage in rats. A dose of EFTO 400 mg/kg p.o. exhibited significant protection from liver damage in acute and chronic CCL4 induced liver damage model. Histopathological examination was carried out after the treatment to evaluate hepato protection. The fraction was found to possess good hepatoprotective property.
Thuja occidentalis, Hepato protection, Carbon tetra chloride.
Sushil Kumar Dubey, Amla Batra. Hepatoprotective Activity from Ethanol Fraction of Thuja occidentalis Linn. Asian J. Research Chem. 1(1): July-Sept. 2008;Page 32-35.
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