Action of Hygrophila auriculata against streptozotocin-induced oxidative stress.

  title={Action of Hygrophila auriculata against streptozotocin-induced oxidative stress.},
  author={Madhavan Vijayakumar and Raghavan Govindarajan and Guntupalli M Mohana Rao and Ch. V. Rao and Annie Shirwaikar and Shanta Mehrotra and Palpu Pushpangadan},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={104 3},
Hygrophila auriculata (K. Schum.) Heine (Family: Acanthaceae) is a wild herb widely used in 'Ayurveda' as 'Rasayana' drug for treatment of various disorders. Treatment of diabetic rats with aerial parts of Hygrophila auriculata extract (HAEt, 100 and 250 mg/kg body weight) for 3 weeks showed significant reduction in blood glucose, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and hydroperoxide in both liver and kidney. The treatment with HAEt significantly increased the glutathione (GSH… CONTINUE READING
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