Effects of Hydro-alcoholic Extract of Heraclum persicum in Pregnant on Renal Functional factors in Newborn Male Rats

Afshari, Fatemeh and Mokhtari, Mokhtar and Khatamsaz, Saeei (2015) Effects of Hydro-alcoholic Extract of Heraclum persicum in Pregnant on Renal Functional factors in Newborn Male Rats. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 25 (123). pp. 212-216.

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Kidneys are considered the general and final excretion route for many drugs as well as urinary and metabolic waste products. In this study, the influence of hydro-alcoholic extract of Angelica plant (Heracleum persicum) was investigated on the serum levels of renal functional factors, and serum electrolyte. Materials and methods: In this experimental study, 25 pregnant Wistar rats were randomly divided into a control, a sham group and three experimental groups (n=5 per group). The sham group received 0.1 ml of distilled water and the experimental groups received daily dosages of 100, 200 and 400 mg/kgBw hydro-alcoholic extract orally for 21 days (during pregnancy). After birth, 40 newborn male rats were divided into five groups (n=8 per group), and 25 days after birth blood samples were taken from the hearts and the serum concentration of all renal functional factors, sodium, potassium, and electrolyte levels were measured. Data was then analyzed in SPSS applying Tukey and ANOVA. Results: The serum level of creatinine and potassium increased significantly in the experimental group that received 400mg/kg extract compared to those of the other groups. Also, the concentration of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) increased significantly in all experimental groups compared to the control and sham groups. No significant differences were observed in the serum concentration of sodium among experimental, control and sham groups. Conclusion: Hydro-alcoholic extract of Angelica plant (Heracleum persicum) was found to interfere with kidney function during pregnancy, therefore, caution should be taken when it is consumed during pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heracleum persicum, renal functional factors, newborn male rats
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 14:46
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 14:46
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1150

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