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Table 4 Effects of essential oil of C. lusitanica on some biochemical parameters in rats

From: Chemical composition, antimicrobial properties and toxicity evaluation of the essential oil of Cupressus lusitanica Mill. leaves from Cameroon

   Biochemical parameters
Treatment Dose (g/kg) Red blood cells (×103/mm3) White blood cells (/mm3) Hematocrit (%) ALTa(U/l) AST (U/l) ALP (U/l) Creatinine (mg/l)
Control 0 8052 ± 451 6456 ±1690 45.78 ±1.61 10.11 ± 2.32 6.63 ± 0.34 14.12 ± 2.17 24.75 ± 1.68
Essential oil of C. lusitanica 0.8 7066 ± 326 6700 ± 689 43.33 ± 1.83 13.46 ± 3.45 9.59 ± 3.10 14.19 ± 0.99 17.50 ± 2.31*
1.2 6908 ± 265* 5657 ± 427 42.14 ±1.39* 15.70 ± 3.17* 16.65 ± 2.27* 12.06 ± 4.52 14.40 ± 3.20*
1.6 6482 ± 279* 5640 ± 203 38.73 ±1.17* 17.44 ± 3.61* 30.00 ± 3.59* 10.86 ± 0.00* 11.40 ± 3.20*
2 6018 ± 567* 3133 ± 689* 35.96 ± 1.05* 19.79 ± 3.14* 32.65 ± 3.61* 11.76 ± 0.99* 11.00 ± 3.17*
  1. Values are means ± SE of six animals. For the same column, values affected by * are significantly different form the control (test of Student-Newmann-Keuls at p > 0.05); aalanine aminotransferase (ALT), asparatate aminotransferase (AST), Alkaline phosphatase (ALP).