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Table 2 Subacute effect of Lavandula stoechas essential oils on acute aloxan-induced changes body weight as well as liver and kidney relative weights

From: Lavender (Lavandula stoechas L.) essential oils attenuate hyperglycemia and protect against oxidative stress in alloxan-induced diabetic rats

  Healthy control Diabetic control Healthy + essential oils Diabetic + essential oils
Initial body weight (g) 227 ± 2.8 228 ± 2.3 230 ± 2.6 227 ± 2.9
Final body weight (g) 241 ± 2.7 227 ± 2.4a 244 ± 2.4b 231 ± 3.1b
Liver relative weight (mg/g b.w.) 33.42 ± 3.91 62. 13 ± 2.81a 36.83 ± 3.45b 39.51 ± 2.27b
Kidney relative weight (mg/g b.w.) 8.7 ± 0.2 11.13 ± 0.71a 8.36 ± 0.94b 7.89 ± 0.49b
  1. Animals were treated during 15 days with Lavandula stoechas essential oils (50 mg/kg b.w., i.p.) or vehicle (NaCl 0.9%) seven days after diabetic induction with alloxan at 220 mg/kg b.w.. Assays were carried out in triplicate.
  2. ap < 0.05 compared to “Healthy Control” group and bp < 0.05 compared to “Diabetic Control” group.