Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine

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Effect of subchronic administration of ethanolic leaf extract of croton zambesicus on biochemical parameters of rats

JE Okokon, ME Nyong, E Ettebong


The biochemical effcts of ethanolic leaf extract of Croton zambesicus on serum alkaline phosphatase(SAP),aspartate aminotransferase (AST) ,alanine aminotransferase(ALT),serum total protein and albumin were studied.The levels of these enzymes and that of total protein and albumin in the extract treated rats were not different from that of the control significantly.Thus,the extract has a negligible toxicity at the doses studied.

Keywords: Croton zambesicus, euphorbiaceace, subchronic, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase

Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine Vol. 9 2005: 53-54
AJOL African Journals Online