Document Type : Research Articles
Department of Pharmaceutical Bioproducts Research, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications, New Borg El-Arab City 21934, Alexandria, Egypt.
Department of Nucleic Acid Research, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications, New Borg El-Arab City 21934, Alexandria, Egypt.
Objective: Silybum marianum and Suaeda vermiculata are popular plants wealthy in cancer prevention agents. There is no enough research on both plants since they are not available in many places. They are widely spread in Egypt. Methods: This research was performed to estimate their antimicrobial effect as well as their hepatoprotective effect against strong drugs inducing oxidative stress such as doxorubicin which may be a chemotherapeutic operator utilized to treat different sorts of cancer and demonstrated to be hepatotoxic medicate. Six bunches of male Wistar rats were utilized (control, Silybum marianum extricate, Suaeda vermiculata extricate, doxorubicin, Silybum marianum extricate additionally doxorubicin and Suaeda vermiculata extricate additionally doxorubicin). Results: Our data confirmed the effective antimicrobial effect of both plants and also the hepatoprotective effect against oxidative damage. Both plants are highly recommended as natural supplements by patients treated by different drugs inducing oxidative stress whereas; Milk thistle was proved to be stronger hepatoprotective herb.