Written Paper

Hepatoprotective Effects of Brassica rapa (Turnip) on d-Galactosamine Induced Liver Injured Rats  [2006]

Choi, H.J. (Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) Han, M.J. (Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) Baek, N.I. (Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Republic of Korea) Kim, D.H. (Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) et al.

استعراض النص الكامل

Brassica rapa L. (Turnip) which is one of the specialized crops in Ganghwa island, has been used for diuretic, digestive, and curative for jaundice, etc. In this study, the antioxidative effects and hepatoprotective effects of turnip in vitro and in vivo were investigated in order to evaluate the possibility as hepatoprotective agents. Ethanol extract of turnip potently showed the scavenging effect on DPPH and inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation. Oral administration of turnip extract to d-galactosamine-induced experimental liver injured rats was significantly reduced the serum AST, ALT and LDH enzyme activities.


Korean Journal of Pharmacognosy

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