• Jalaiah M. Department of Pharmacology, QIS College of Pharmacy-Ongole, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sarvanan R. Department of Pharmacology, QIS College of Pharmacy-Ongole, Andhra Pradesh
  • Gowtham C. H. Department of Pharmacology, QIS College of Pharmacy-Ongole, Andhra Pradesh
  • Vinay Y. Department of Pharmacology, QIS College of Pharmacy-Ongole, Andhra Pradesh
  • Akhila Y. Department of Pharmacology, QIS College of Pharmacy-Ongole, Andhra Pradesh


Objective: The present work deals with the study of the ethanolic extract of fruits of Allium cepa aerial leaves for cardioprotective activity.

Methods: Cardioprotective activity of the ethanolic extract of aerial leaves of Allium cepa was determined by the administration of isoproterenol (60 mg/kg, s. c) for two days.

Results: Pretreatment with ethanolic extract of Allium cepa aerial leaves (200 mg/kg, p. o and 100 mg/kg, p. o) for 28 d in significantly (p<0.01) reduce the levels of serum transaminases, alkaline phosphates, lactate dehydrogenase, creatinine kinase, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, VLDL-cholesterol and increase the levels of HDL-cholesterol. Histopathological studies of the hearts of isoproterenol treated rats have showed infiltration of inflammatory cells and lacking of continuity in muscle fiber was suggesting an irreversible cell injury.

Conclusion: Animals treated with ethanolic extract of Allium cepa aerial leaves showed less degenerative changes compared to isoproterenol-treated animals.
Keywords: Allium cepa aerial leaves, Cardio protection, Isoproterenol


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M., J., S. R., G. H., V. Y., and A. Y. “EVALUATION OF CARDIOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF ALLIUM CEPA AERIAL LEAVES”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 9, no. 6, Nov. 2017, pp. 27-30, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2017v9i6.23424.
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