Evaluation of hepatoprotective and antidiabetic activity of Alchemilla mollis

Ozbek H., Acikara O. B., KESKİN İ., Kirmizi N. I., Ozbilgin S., ERGENE B., ...More

Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, vol.86, pp.172-176, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biopha.2016.12.005
  • Journal Name: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-176
  • Keywords: Alchemilla mollis, Hepatoprotective activity, Antidiabetic activity, Mice, Rats
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Alchemilla mollis (Buser) Rothm aerial part and root methanolic-water extracts were evaluated for their hepatoprotective activity on carbon tetrachloride induced hepatotoxicity and hypoglycemic activity on alloxan-induced diabetic mice. None of the tested extracts exhibited effects on blood glucose levels. However hepatoprotective activity results have revealed that serum ALT levels were significantly lowered by both the aerial part and root extracts at doses of 100 mg/kg and 200 mg/kg. Histopathological examination showed that A. mollis aerial parts and roots induced significant recovery from cellular damage; when compared to the carbon tetrachloride group, the most significant activity was observed with A. mollis aerial part extracts at a dose of 200 mg/kg. There is evidence of a hepatoprotective activity of A. mollis on the phenolic content of the plant, especially in the case of flavonoids, which have potent antioxidant properties.