Subacute Toxicity Profile of the Leaves of Colocasia esculenta L. Schott in Albino Rats

This study reports the sub-acute toxicity effects of C. esculenta (CE) crude aqueous leaves extracts in albino rats. Methodology: Daily doses of 400 and 800 mg kg–1 b.wt. of crude aqueous extracts of the fresh and dried leaves of CE were administered orally to different sets of rats for 28 days. Body weights, Relative Organ Weights (ROW), haematological analysis, serum biochemical assay and histopathological changes of vital organs were used to evaluate the toxic effects of the extracts after treatments. Results: Results revealed that treatment with CE causes adverse effects on body weight. The tested doses did not provoke significant changes in haematological and biochemical parameters of rats except an increase in alkaline phosphatase of treated rats (p
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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