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Effect of Momordica charantia (bitter melon) on serum glucose level and various protein parameters in acetaminophen intoxicated rabbits

Kanwal Zahra, Muhammad Imran Sohail, Muhammad Anwar Malik.

Abstract
Aim: Liver function tests, including total plasma proteins, albumin, bilirubin and glucose were analyzed to find out the hepatocurative and hepatoprotective effects of Momordica charantia.
Method: The study was divided into two categories. In first category, the livers of rabbits were intoxicated with acetaminophen, and then Momordica fruit extract was given to observe its hepatocurative effects.
Results: The results indicated significant changes in concentrations of the parameters in acetaminophen-challenged rabbits. In the second category, treatment was started by giving Momordica fruit extract dose orally for 10 days and 15 days to two groups of rabbits, respectively. Then, livers of rabbits were damaged with acetaminophen and hepatoprotective effects of Momordica were observed.
Conclusion: The results showed that the animals treated with Momordica fruit extract experienced less liver damage due to acetaminophen intoxication, indicating that Momordica has hepatoprotective properties.

Key words: Liver function tests, Hepatocurative, Hepatoprotective, Momordica charantia, Acetaminophen.


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