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Reference: Sulaiman, F. A., Yusuf, B. O., Omar, S. A., Muritala, H. T., Adisa, M. J., Olopade, A. A., . . . Adeyemi, O. S. (2019). Modulation of rat serum lipid profile and nephrotic indices following oral exposure to the extracts of chilli pepper. Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 13(2), 2321-2326.

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Reference: Sulaiman, F. A., B. O. Yusuf, S. A. Omar, H. T. Muritala, M. J. Adisa, A. A. Olopade, F. I. Babajamu, A. T. Jimba, A. L. Babatunde, B A. Adeniyi, B. R. Opaleye, R. F. Maimako, D. A. Otohinoyi, O. K. Bello, D. Rotimi, T. D. Olaolu, C. O. Nwonuma, O. O. Alejolowo, G. E. Batiha, O. O. Osemwegie, and O. S. Adeyemi. "Modulation of rat serum lipid profile and nephrotic indices following oral exposure to the extracts of chilli pepper". Eurasian Journal of Biosciences 2019 13 no. 2 (2019): 2321-2326.

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Reference: Sulaiman, F. A., Yusuf, B. O., Omar, S. A., Muritala, H. T., Adisa, M. J., Olopade, A. A., . . . Adeyemi, O. S. (2019). Modulation of rat serum lipid profile and nephrotic indices following oral exposure to the extracts of chilli pepper. Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 13(2), pp. 2321-2326.

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Reference: Sulaiman FA, Yusuf BO, Omar SA, Muritala HT, Adisa MJ, Olopade AA, et al. Modulation of rat serum lipid profile and nephrotic indices following oral exposure to the extracts of chilli pepper. Eurasia J Biosci. 2019;13(2):2321-6.

Abstract

Background: The increasing application of plants for medicinal purposes necessitates safety/toxicity profiling.
Objective: In the present study, we evaluated the toxicological effects of the ethanolic extracts of the leaves (CAL), root (CAR) and stem (CAS) of Capsicum annuum in rats.
Methods: Male Wistar rats were randomly assigned groups and given oral administration of the extracts or distilled water for 28 days.
Results: Data showed that administration of ethanolic extracts of CAL, CAR and CAS did alter the liver function indices but not in a clear-cut manner to suggest hepatotoxicity. The CAR and CAS extracts decreased (p<0.05) the rat serum albumin levels compared with the control. In contrast, CAL extracts raised (p<0.05) the rat serum albumin level relative to the control. The plant extract administration raised rat serum bilirubin level compared with the control. Further, the extracts caused reduction (p<0.05) in rat serum TAG levels compared with the control. The CAL, CAR and CAS extracts did not significantly affect the rat serum creatinine level, but caused significant elevation of rat serum urea compared with the control.
Conclusion: Taken together, findings do not only support the cardio-protective potential of C. annuum extracts, but implicate the nephrotoxic tendency of the plant extracts.

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