Beneficial effects of Aesculus hippocastanum L. seed extract on the body's own antioxidant defense system on subacute administration


KÜÇÜKKURT İ., İNCE S., KELEŞ H., AKKOL E., Avci G., YEŞİLADA E., ...More

JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.129, no.1, pp.18-22, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 129 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.02.017
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-22
  • Keywords: Aesculus hippocastanum, Antioxidant activity, Escin, High-fat diet, Lipid peroxidation, LIPID-PEROXIDATION, OXIDATIVE STRESS, RATS, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, SAPONIN, PLANTS, BLOOD, ASSAY

Abstract

Aim of the study: Seeds of Aesculus hippocastanum L have long been used in European phytotherapy to treat inflammatory and vascular problems. In Turkish folk medicine, tea prepared from the crushed seeds was used to pass kidney stone and against stomach ache, while a fraction of seed was swallowed to alleviate hemorroids symptoms.