Anti-urolithiatic activity of heart wood extract of cedrus deodara in Rats

C. Ramesh, Nandakumar Krishnadas, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Srinath Rangappa, Gollapalle Lakshminarayana Shastry Viswanatha, D. Rajesh, Murugananthan Gopal, Sahil Talwar

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The petroleum ether extract of the heart wood of Cedrus deodara (PECD) was tested for its diuretic and anti-urolithiatic activity. The urolithiasis was experimentally induced by administering sodium oxalate (70 mg/kg, i.p) for 10 days. PECD (100 and 200 mg/kg) was orally gavaged daily 1 h before sodium oxalate (NaOx) administration for 10 days. In NaOx treated rats, crystal was observed in urine under light microscope and elevation of serum parameters indicated the development of nephrolithiasis in the control group. Concomitant administration of PECD for 10 days along with NaOx prevented elevated serum biochemical levels due to the elimination of these in urine. Histology of the kidneys also indicated that PECD treatment had protected against NaOx induced nephroliathiasis. These results obtained, confirmed the beneficiary effect of Cedrus deodara in urolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11
JournalJournal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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