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Table 2 Effects of the rosemary essential oil on biochemical parameters in serum

From: Antioxidant activity of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) essential oil and its hepatoprotective potential

  Con S Con CCl4 REO5 REO5 + CCl4 REO10 REO10 + CCl4
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 0.81 ± 0.08 0.52 ± 0.04 0.79 ± 0.06 0.63 ± 0.09 1.03 ± 0.10# 0.42 ± 0.03*
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.56 ± 0.08 1.38 ± 0.08 1.39 ± 0.03 1.54 ± 0.06 1.68 ± 0.06 1.31 ± 0.13
Total bilirubin (μmol/l) 2.05 ± 0.15 4.02 ± 0.35* 2.24 ± 0.06# 3.94 ± 0.35* 2.55 ± 0.07# 6.22 ± 0.50*,#
Direct bilirubin (μmol/l) 0.35 ± 0.03 1.32 ± 0.24* 0.38 ± 0.05# 1.16 ± 0.15* 0.55 ± 0.02# 2.81 ± 0.29*,#
AST (U/l) 125.3 ± 4.2 3185.0 ± 477.9* 130.2 ± 6.2# 2701.7 ± 583.0* 143.7 ± 7.9# 1648.6 ± 104.4*,#
ALT (U/l) 49.7 ± 1.7 966.8 ± 244.4* 63.8 ± 4.3# 595.4 ± 143.7 65.7 ± 2.1# 893.5 ± 200.8*
Urea (mmol/l) 7.28 ± 0.25 7.72 ± 0.17 7.65 ± 0.08 7.98 ± 0.29 7.45 ± 0.24 6.33 ± 0.29#
Creatinine (μmol/l) 46.0 ± 1.18 53.2 ± 0.70* 44.2 ± 1.14# 51.5 ± 1.59* 50.3 ± 0.42 47.7 ± 0.99#
Uric acid (μmol/l) 62.0 ± 1.73 104.0 ± 12.02* 53.0 ± 2.86# 74.3 ± 5.86# 60.7 ± 3.69# 79.2 ± 6.65
  1. All values are expressed as mean ± SEM. (*) significantly different from Con S group; (#) significantly different from Con CCl4 group; p < 0.05.