Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 190–195 | Cite as

Effects of Alternanthera sessilis on Liver Function in Carbon Tetra Chloride Induced Hepatotoxicity in Wister Rat Model

  • Biman Bhuyan
  • Krishna Baishya
  • Prakash Rajak
Original Article


Alternanthera sessilis commonly known as ‘sessile joy weed’ or ‘dwarf copperleaf’ is found throughout the hotter parts of India up to an altitude of 1200 m2. In Assam, the plant has been traditionally used in the treatment of jaundice along with other ailments. The study focuses primarily on the evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of the plant with special references to its putative protective role in carbon tetrachloride induced liver injury on Wister albino rat. The in vivo hepatoprotective activity of the methanolic extract at the dose of 250 mg/kg body weight was highly effective in controlling SGPT, SGOT, ALP, serum cholesterol and serum bilirubin level as compared to silymarin. The said extract also significantly lowered the lipid profile caused by CCl4. The activity shown by methanolic extract of the whole plant of A. sessilis is of considered importance and thus justified its use in controlling hepatic diseases in traditional treatment system.


Alternanthera sessilis Methanolic extract Hepatoprotective Lipid profile 



This study was not funded by any sort of grant or others whatsoever.

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Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

Human and Animal Rights

All procedures performed in studies involving animals were in accordance with the ethical standards promulgated by the Institutional Animal Care Committee, CPCSEA, India. The institutional registration number is 1576/GO/a/11/CPCSE dated: 17/2/2012. The present study is approved vide Approval No. IACE/DU/64 Dated 24/9/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesDibrugarh UniversityDibrugarhIndia

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