ORIGINAL ARTICLES Protective Effect of Panax Ginseng Against Streptozotocin Induced Renal Dysfunction in Rats

Zakaria El-Khayat, Jihan Hussein, Tahany Ramzy, Magdy Ashour, Fatma Oraby
2011 Journal of Applied Sciences Research   unpublished
As incidence of diabetes is increasing worldwide, besides it is associated with complications, this study aimed to investigate the role of Panax ginseng in protecting renal function in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic rats.Sixty male rats were used in this study and randomly classified into four groups : Control, ginseng, diabetic and treated groups. Fasting blood sugar, kidney functions and kidney oxidant / antioxidants status were estimated.STZ effectively increased fasting blood sugar,
more » ... sting blood sugar, kidney functions and malondialdehyde, while Panax ginseng ameliorated their elevation in the treated group.In conclusion, the present study provides scientific evidence of the preventive and therapeutic potential of Panax ginseng against renal failure.