Abstract Title:

Protective effect of rosemary () against diethylnitrosamine-induced renal injury in rats.

Abstract Source:

Biomarkers. 2020 Mar 12:1-9. Epub 2020 Mar 12. PMID: 32118487

Abstract Author(s):

Naglaa H M Hassanen, Abdelgawad Fahmi, Engy Shams-Eldin, Mariam Abdur-Rahman

Article Affiliation:

Naglaa H M Hassanen


The kidney plays a central role in detoxification and excretion of toxic metabolites, and therefore, is susceptible to toxicity by xenobiotics.To investigate the protective effect of(rosemary) powder and its essential (volatile) oil against diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced renal injury in rats.Phenolic and flavonoid components were characterised in rosemary powder using HPLC-UV instrument while rosemary essential oil (E.O) was investigated via GC-MS technique. In rat model, rosemary was administrated orally (in diet) for two months. Lipid profile, antioxidant biomarkers, kidney functions and histopathological examinations were assessed.Hesperidin (4878.88 ppm) and ellagic acid (403.57 ppm) are among the major phenolic and flavonoid constituents in rosemary powder. Camphor (18.36%) and α-pinene (12.74%) represent the main E.O active ingredients. Rats treated with rosemary E.O showed a significant elevation in serum HDL (28.28%) accompanied by adecrease in LDL (115.47%). A significant decrease in serum creatinine and urea was also reported (69.72 and 109.89%, respectively). Moreover, serum glutathione peroxidise (GSH-Px) activity has been significantly increased. Kidney histopathological examinations confirmed the protective effect againstDEN-induced abnormalities.Rosemary (powder/E.O) was able to reduce or even prevent the severity of diethylnitrosamine-induced renal dysfunction.

Study Type : Animal Study

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