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International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

Table 5 Effects of herbs on kidney function

From: A preliminary evaluation of effects of high doses of Jujube and Saffron on biochemical and hematological parameters in rats

Experimental groupsa BUN (mg/dl) Cratinine (mg/dl) Uric acid (mg/dl)
a. Jujube
 Healthy Control 21.61 ± 1b 0.53 ± 0.06 2.12 ± 0.1
 J1 (150 mg/kg) 21.73 ± 2 0.54 ± 0.03 2.23 ± 0.3
 J2 (500 mg/kg) 21.98 ± 1 0.53 ± 0.07 2.18 ± 0.5
 J3 (1000 mg/kg) 22.11 ± 2 0.54 ± 0.03 2.55 ± 0.4
 J4 (2000 mg/kg) 22.20 ± 2 0.57 ± 0.04 2.61 ± 0.15
 J5(5000 mg/kg) 22.86 ± 1* 0.61 ± 0.07* 2.85 ± 0.11*
b. Saffron
 Healthy Control 21.61 ± 1 0.53 ± 0.06 2.12 ± 0.1
 S1(150 mg/kg) 21.58 ± 2 0.56 ± 0.02 2.25 ± 0.3
 S2 (500 mg/kg) 21.62 ± 1 0.57 ± 0.03 2.31 ± 0.3
 S3 (1000 mg/kg) 21.64 ± 2 0.59 ± 0.02 2.35 ± 0.2
 S4 (2000 mg/kg) 22.46 ± 2* 0.63 ± 0.04* 2.91 ± 0.4*
 S5 (5000 mg/kg) 23.16 ± 1* 0.72 ± 0.08* 3.65 ± 0.2*
  1. aFor details of experimental conditions see the text
  2. bData are expressed as mean ± SD of 8 rats in each group (In each column)
  3. *was considered significant at P < 0.05 when compared with the healthy control group