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International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

Table 3 Serum biochemical parameters and liver glycogen content of type 2 diabetic rats given lemongrass tea ad libitum

From: Effect of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf) tea in a type 2 diabetes rat model

 NCDBCDLTLDLTHDMFNLTH
ALT (U/l)11.60 ± 1.52a19.40 ± 2.30c15.40 ± 2.30b14.80 ± 2.59b18.40 ± 1.67c11.00 ± 2.71a
AST (U/l)183.00 ± 22.90e87.60 ± 14.35a138.40 ± 21.56b,c145.4 ± 23.14c136.40 ± 21.02b173.75 ± 23.00d
ALP (U/l)10.72 ± 2.88b6.70 ± 0.76a8.50 ± 1.46a,b7.99 ± 0.92a9.00 ± 0.59b10.80 ± 3.00b
Albumin (g/dl)2.49 ± 0.58a3.24 ± 0.20b2.90 ± 0.51a,b3.14 ± 0.31b3.48 ± 0.20b2.30 ± 0.34a
Total Protein (g/dl)4.00 ± 1.34a4.87 ± 0.91b4.15 ± 0.95a5.78 ± 0.97c4.59 ± 0.89b4.06 ± 0.40a
Glycogen (mg/g tissue)10.72 ± 1.07c3.68 ± 0.29a6.32 ± 1.29b6.66 ± 0.64b5.78 ± 1.28b8.82 ± 2.75c
  1. Data are shown as mean ± SD. Values with different letters across the rows for a given parameter are significantly different from each other. NC normal control, DBC diabetic control, DLTL diabetic lemongrass tea low, DLTH diabetic lemongrass tea high, DMF diabetic metformin, NLTH normal lemongrass tea high