Abstract Title:

The preventive effect of aqueous extract of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) leaves against the nephrotoxicity of carbon tetrachloride in mice.

Abstract Source:

Arch Physiol Biochem. 2018 Nov 30:1-8. Epub 2018 Nov 30. PMID: 30501137

Abstract Author(s):

Houda Hamed, Salha Boulila, Ferdaws Ghrab, Rim Kallel, Tahia Boudawara, Abdelfattah El Feki

Article Affiliation:

Houda Hamed


The present study aimed to evaluate the performance effect of aqueous extract of Rosmarinus officinalis (AERO) against the kidney toxicity induced by CClin mice. The results showed that the renal damage induced by CClwas associated with a rise in oxidative stress monitored by a significant increase of TBARS and PCO levels (+89% and +136% respectively, p < .001) and a significant decrease of GSH level (-68%, p < .001) and antioxidants enzymes such as SOD, CAT, and GPX activities (-41.7%, -47.8%, and -50.5%; p < .001, respectively). Also, the nephropathology parameters including creatinine, BUN, and urea (+68.9%, +47%, +48·6% respectively, p < .05) were remarkably increased. These findings were substantiated by histological study. Pretreatment with Rosemary extract significantly attenuated the CClrelated toxic effects via more than one mechanism such as the inhibition of lipid peroxidation, the stimulation of the synthesis of cellular antioxidants, the decrease of the biomarker kidney and the correction of the kidney structure. We can conclude that the Rosemary is efficient in the prevention of kidney function against CCltoxicity.

Study Type : Animal Study

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