Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 24--27

Effect of Semecarpus anacardium against lead induced toxicity in rats


N Abirami1, V Shanmuga Raju2, K Rajathi1 
1 Department Of Biochemistry, Dr. NGP Arts and Science College, Coimbatore - 641 035, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Biotechnology, Dr. NGP Arts and Science College, Coimbatore - 641 035, Tamilnadu, India

Correspondence Address:
N Abirami
Department Of Biochemistry, Dr. NGP Arts and Science College, Coimbatore - 641 035, Tamilnadu
India

The present study was carried out to understand the antioxidant and protective effect of Semecarpus anacardium  against lead acetate induced toxicity. This was done by analyzing the phytochemicals (Flavanoids, alkaloids, resins, tannins, carbohydrates, proteins, etc.) present in the plant and by assessing the hepatoprotective efficacy of the plant against lead acetate induced albino rats. Histopathological examination was also carried out to have a supporting evidence for the study. It was observed that the nut milk extract contains flavanoids, phenols and carbohydrates and the drug was effective against lead acetate induced toxicity. The levels of the marker enzymes were increased in the lead acetate induced rats and after the treatment of Semecarpus anacardium  the liver damage decreased.


How to cite this article:
Abirami N, Shanmuga Raju V, Rajathi K. Effect of Semecarpus anacardium against lead induced toxicity in rats.Ancient Sci Life 2007;27:24-27


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Abirami N, Shanmuga Raju V, Rajathi K. Effect of Semecarpus anacardium against lead induced toxicity in rats. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2007 [cited 2023 Jan 30 ];27:24-27
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