Profile of Liver Function in Mice After High Dose of Psidium guajava Linn. Extract TreatmentIskandar Muda1 and Nur Atik2
1Biomedical Sciences Master Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
2Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
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Abstract: Psidium guajava Linn. is a cultivated and herbal medicines from tropical and subtropical areas that extensively consume around the world as a food and folk medicine. Recent study showed that extract of P. guajava increased the number platelets in thrombocytopenia mice model. The purpose of this research is to know the profile of liver function after high dose treatment of P. guajava extract in mice. The test of acute toxicity was based on up and down procedure of OECD 425. The 7 female mice was divided into 3 groups. The first group was taken as a control with distillated water treatment, the second group as a test group with 2000 mg/kg b.w of P. guajava. extract and the third group as a test group with 5000 mg/kg b.w of P. guajava. extract treatment. Blood of all mice was collected to analyze biochemical test, including ALT, AST and Total Bilirubin. We found that the observation of biochemical tests by statistical approach is no differences in levels of ALT, AST and Total Bilirubin from control and both treatment groups (p≥ 0.05). The extract of P. guajava is safe for liver function.Keywords: ALT; AST; guajava Linn; Liver; P. Total Bilirubin Back to TOC