The effects of Rumex patientia L. and Urtica dioica L. on some blood and urine parameters, and liver and kidney histology in diabetic rats


Gunes H., DEĞİRMENCİ İ., Aydin M., Bozan B., Aral E., Tunalier Z., ...More

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.29, no.3, pp.227-232, 1999 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-232
  • Keywords: Amino acids, Creatinine clearance, Enzyme, HPLC, Rumex patientia, Streptozotocin, Urtica dioica
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The effects of Rumex patientia and Urtica dioica on levels of blood glucose, plasma amino acids and other parameters, urine excreta, and liver and kidney histology were examined in diabetic rats induced by streptozotocin. Streptozotocin increased blood glucose and changed the levels of amino acids and other parameters, and caused degenerative changes in the liver and kidney. Rumex patientia had some protective effect on these parameters changed by streptozotocin, while Urtica dioica had no protective effects.