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Table 1 Serum mineral parameters, enzyme activities in control and different treated groups

From: Antiosteoporotic effect of Petroselinum crispum, Ocimum basilicum and Cichorium intybus L. in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in rats

Groups Normal Dex. Dex. + parsley Dex. + basil Dex. + chicory PANOVA LSD at 5 % LSD at 1 %
Parameters
E2 (Pg/ml) 32.3 ± 6.45a 17.4 ± 0.86c 26.4 ± 2.31b 26.4 ± 0.38b 23.1 ± 0.73b P < 0.001 3.699 5.006
PTH (Pg/ml) 8.36 ± 1.19d 17.4 ± 2.56a 14.0 ± 1.71b 15.6 ± 0.87ab 11.7 ± 0.91c P < 0.001 1.882 2.546
Ca (mg/dl) 9.94 ± 1.14a 5.49 ± 0.38c 7.05 ± 0.63b 6.69 ± 0.83b 6.66 ± 0.62b P < 0.001 0.908 1.228
P (mg/dl) 8.82 ± 0.39a 5.63 ± 0.46c 7.42 ± 1.07b 6.88 ± 0.69b 7.46 ± 0.81b P < 0.001 0.851 1.152
ALP (IU/L) 199 ± 30.9b 393 ± 17.7a 202 ± 14.3b 203 ± 14.6b 210 ± 31.0b P < 0.001 27.38 37.05
ACP (IU/L) 11.6 ± 2.16d 23.7 ± 1.62a 17.6 ± 2.93b 13.9 ± 1.62cd 16.5 ± 2.89bc P < 0.001 2.758 3.731
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± S.D. N = 6 animals per group
  2. Mean with the different letters in the row are significantly different
  3. Dex. dexamethasone, E2 estradiol, PTH parathyroid hormone, Ca calcium, P phosphorus, ALP alkaline phosphatase, ACP acid phosphatase