Hepatoprotective Activity of Ficus Microcarpa against Chemical Induce Hepatotoxicity in Rodents
Keywords:Carbon tetrachloride, Hepatoprotective activity, Ficus microcarpa L.
The purpose of this study was to examine the hepatoprotective efficacy of Ficus microcarpa L leaves extracts against Paracetamol-induced liver damage in rats. Wistar albino rats were orally fed 500 mg/kg of body weight of Methanolic and Hydroethanolic leaves extracts, with Silymarin serving as the reference. By restoring functional parameters, physical parameters, biochemical parameters, and decreasing blood enzymes alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and total bilirubin (TBL) in the selected animal, the methanolic and hydroethanolic extracts exhibited a potent hepatoprotective effect. The plant's chemical composition includes, among others, alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, steroids, terpenoids, phenolics, and saponins. The overall experimental data suggest that bioactive phytoconstituents, such as flavonoids and alkaloids, present in the Methanolic and Hydroethanolic extracts of Ficus microcarpa L may be responsible for the plant's significant hepatoprotective effect. The results thus support the use of Ficus microcarpa L as a hepatoprotectant.