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Data indicated the Turnera leaf extract hepatoprotective effects, restoring AST and ALT levels, enhancing, enhancing GPx, SOD and CAT activities, and also improving lipid peroxidation and GSH content in CCl4-treated rats after oral extract-treatment.

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Turnera extract components mediate the effects of antioxidant and oxidative stress, exhibiting hepatoprotective activities in vitro and in vivo


The results corroborate the benefits of Turnera herbal preparations and validate its popular use and draw attention to the indiscriminate use of medicinal plants in primary health care.

Dr. Jorge A. López

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This page is a summary of: Antioxidant activity and protective effect of Turnera ulmifolia Linn. var. elegans against carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative damage in rats, Food and Chemical Toxicology, December 2012, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2012.08.003.
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