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Table 2 Bone mineral parameters and bone 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
Ca (mg/g T) 15.9 ± 1.15a 10.2 ± 1.03d 15.5 ± 0.55ab 14.4 ± 0.93b 12.8 ± 0.75c P < 0.001 1.081 1.463
P (mg/g T) 15.7 ± 0.49a 7.02 ± 0.16d 7.22 ± 0.47d 9.77 ± 0.91c 14.2 ± 0.72b P < 0.001 0.716 0.969
ALP (IU/g T) 1186 ± 193d 2008 ± 89.2a 1396 ± 119b 1323 ± 94.9cd 1365 ± 142b P < 0.001 157.9 213.6
ACP (IU/g T) 194 .1 ± 1.6b 213.1 ± 6.14a 197.6 ± 4.84b 195.9 ± 3.29b 195.1 ± 6.04b P < 0.001 5.612 7.593
  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, Ca calcium, P phosphorus, ALP alkaline phosphatase, ACP acid phosphatase
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