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Table 3 Subacute effect of Lavandula stoechas essential oils on acute aloxan-induced changes in liver and kidney functions

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

  Glucose ALT AST ALP LDH Albumin Urea Uric acid Creatinin
(mM) (UI/L) (UI/L) (UI/L) (U/L) (g/dl) (mmol/L) (mmol/L) (μmol/L)
Healthy control 6.65 ± 0.66 23 ± 1.59 39 ± 2.82 129 ± 7.1 938 ± 16 4.72 ± 0.93 7.64 ± 0.38 0.28 ± 0.01 114 ± 6.7
Diabetic control 15.29 ± 1.1a 63 ± 1.38a 68 ± 2.13a 179 ± 6.5a 1246 ± 24a 3.15 ± 0.96a 10.8 ± 0.40a 0.13 ± 0.02a 163 ± 5.9a
Healthy + essential oils 5.17 ± 0.6b 21 ± 1.75b 37 ± 3.63b 148 ± 6.8b 916 ± 13b 5.34 ± 0.30b 7.14 ± 0.35b 0.28 ± 0.01b 126 ± 6.3b
Diabetic + essential oils 7.81 ± 0.71b 32 ± 1.37b 43 ± 2.51b 155 ± 9.6 1095 ± 38b 4.13 ± 0.35b 7.21 ± 0.89 0.29 ± 0.01b 119 ± 8.4b
  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.