Anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and hepato-protective effects of Ligustrum robustum
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AbstractAqueous extract of processed leaves of Ligustrum robustum could dose-dependently scavenge superoxide radicals, inhibit lipid peroxidation, and prevent AAPH-induced hemolysis of red blood cells. In comparison with green tea, oolong tea and black tea, processed leaves of L. robustum exhibited comparable antioxidant potency in scavenging superoxide radicals and in preventing red blood cell hemolysis. By activity-guided fractionation, a glycoside-rich fraction named fraction B2 was separated and demonstrated to possess strong antioxidant effect. It was evaluated for its anti-inflammatory and hepato-protective activities. A single oral dose of fraction B2 at 0.5 g/kg could provide 51.5% inhibition on the vascular permeability change induced by intraperitoneal injection of acetic acid, but it could not inhibit croton oil-induced ear edema. On the other hand, fraction B2 exhibited moderate hepatoprotective effect. Intragastric application of fraction B2 at 1.25, 2.5 or 5 g/kg 6 h after carbon tetrachloride administration could reduce the elevations of serum levels of aminotransferases (AST and ALT). Also, liver integrity was preserved, as liver sections from rats post-treated with fraction B2 showed a milder degree of fatty accumulation and necrosis. These results offer partial support to the traditional uses of the leaves of L. robustum as Ku-Ding-Cha. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListLau KM, He ZD, Dong H, Fung KP, But PPH
Journal nameJournal of Ethnopharmacology
Volume Number83
Issue Number1-2
Pages63 - 71
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsanti-inflammatory; antioxidant; hepato-protective effect; Ku-Ding-Cha; Ligustrum robustum; lipid peroxidation; superoxide radicals
Web of Science Subject CategoriesChemistry, Medicinal; CHEMISTRY, MEDICINAL; Integrative & Complementary Medicine; INTEGRATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE; Pharmacology & Pharmacy; PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACY; Plant Sciences; PLANT SCIENCES

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