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The antioxidant effect of saponarin, which is the main flavone isolated from Gypsophila trichotoma Wend., and its protection against cocaine hepatotoxicity were investigated in male Wistar rats. The animals were treated with cocaine (40 mg/kg i.p.) alone and also after 3 consecutive days of pretreatment with saponarin (80 mg/kg p.o.). After 18 hours the(More)
BACKGROUND Gypsophila trichotoma Wend. (Caryophyllaceae) is a medicinal plant which is protected in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Law. Previous studies have showed the presence of triterpene saponins, sterols, flavonoids, triterpens, etc. OBJECTIVE Gypsogenic acid, isolated from Gypsophila trichotoma roots, was evaluated for cytotoxic activity. MATERIALS(More)
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