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Table 5 The effects of extracts on serum biochemical parameters in rats

From: Comparative evaluation of the sexual functions and NF-κB and Nrf2 pathways of some aphrodisiac herbal extracts in male rats

Item Groups --P--
Control Sildenafil Mucuna pruriens Tribulus terrestris Ashwagandha
AST, U/L 97.50 ± 8.92 118.86 ± 33.73 99.29 ± 15.85 104.29 ± 21.86 108.51 ± 23.25 >0.05
ALT, U/L 46.67 ± 6.50 59.86 ± 10.48 48.71 ± 6.78 47.71 ± 10.24 50.00 ± 10.05 >0.05
ALP, U/L 204.00 ± 43.32a 202.14 ± 31.02a 161.86 ± 29.29b 215.86 ± 25.58a 202.00 ± 22.03a 0.0349
CK, U/L 531.00 ± 224.85 399.29 ± 292.28 405.86 ± 189.07 226.86 ± 102.12 331.40 ± 44.57 >0.05
Urea, mg/dl 33.00 ± 2.61 36.43 ± 2.07 36.14 ± 5.08 36.00 ± .3.74 36.80 ± 6.18 >0.05
Creatine, mg/dl 0.30 ± 0.03 0.28 ± 0.03 0.28 ± 0.04 0.29 ± 0.02 0.30 ± 0.03 >0.05
  1. AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, ALP alkaline phosphatase, CK creatine kinase control, no treatment; Sildenafil, rats treated with Sildenafil (5 mg/kg/d); Mucuna, rats treated with Mucuna pruriens (300 mg/kg bw); Tribulus; rats treated with Tribulus terrestris (300 mg/kg bw); Ashwagandha; rats treated with Ashwagandha (300 mg/kg bw). Data are LS means ± SE (n = 7). Different superscripts in the same row (a–c) indicate group mean differences (p < 0.05)