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The current study was undertaken to evaluate the preclinical efficacy of methanolic extract of Tagetes erecta (METE) and methanolic extract of Tridax procumbens (METP) against Isoniazid and Rifampicin (INH-RIF) induced hepatic injury. Animals were randomly divided into seven groups, vehicle (control) or INH-RIF (50 mg/kg, i.p.), METE (200 and 400mg/kg, p.o.), METP (200 and 400mg/kg, p.o.) and standard silymarin for 28 days. INH-RIF intoxicated rats displayed significant (p<0.05) elevation in serum hepatic markers, lipid peroxidation and decrease in antioxidants like SOD, CAT, Gpx and GSH in liver tissue. Treatment with METE & METP (200 and 400 mg/kg, p.o.) restored the altered biochemical level to normalcy. Thus, the outcome of the study reveals that METE & METP showed promising hepatoprotective activity in INH-RIF induced hepatic damage mediated by its membrane stabilizing and antioxidant effect. All the methanolic plant extracts produce significant hepatoprotective activity against drug induced hepatic injury.


Tagetes erecta Tridax procumbens Isoniazid Rifampicin Hepatotoxicity Oxidative stress Antioxidants

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Aithamraju Satish Chandra, & Shanmugapandiyan P. (2021). Hepatoprotective effect on methanolic extracts of Tagetes erecta leaves and Tridax procumbens against drug induced hepatic injury. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12(2), 1415-1421.