Histologic evaluation of rats' liver after Croton cajucara Benth (sacaca) administration

Jair Francisco de Santana Graim, Gaspar de Jesus Lopes Filho, Marcus Vinicius Henriques Brito, Lia Tavares de Moura Brasil Matos
2008 Acta Cirurgica Brasileira  
PURPOSE: To evaluate the hepatic effect of Croton cajucara Benth (sacaca) herbal extract in rats. METHODS: 60 Wistar rats (Rattus novergicus albinus) were used, weighing between 250 and 350 g. The animals were distributed randomically in 2 groups: GS - animals which received daily 0,1 ml/ 100 g of sacaca herbal extract through gavage, and GA -animals which received daily 0,1 ml/100g of distilled water through gavage. These were distributed in 3 subgroups with 10 animals, according to theirs
more » ... rding to theirs euthanasia dates, which were 14th, 28th and 56th day of treatment. RESULTS: Architectural alterations were not observed, however when it was analyzed the presence or absence of necrosis, it was observed in 50% of GS28 subgroup and 90% of subgroup. In 50% of the animals from GS28 subgroup and 90% of GS56 subgroup was observed vast degeneration areas and zonal necrosis, regarding center-lobular veins alterations, there were no alterations in any of the groups CONCLUSION: The Croton cajucara Benth (sacaca) herbal extract in this experiment caused degeneration and hepatic necrosis, suggesting dose-dependent action.
doi:10.1590/s0102-86502008000200004 pmid:18372957 fatcat:fusn3uuoknfhzoi56bgyo7zlfq