Effects of Cyperus Rotundus L. (Motha) for the treatment of the gynecologic disorder: A clinical study
The present study was carried out to investigate the effects and safety of Cyperus Rotundus L. (Motha) has been widely used for the treatment of gynecologic disorder.
In this in vitro study, we investigate the anti-osteoporotic effect of CyR on receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis, the formation of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) multinucleated cells, pit formation, transcription factors such as NFATc1 and c-Fos, and mRNA expression of osteoclast-associated genes were investigated. Forty 12-weeks female Sprague-Dawley rats for in vivo effect of CyR were used and OVX rat model was determined. The rats were randomly assigned into sham group and four OVX groups, i.e. OVX with D.W; OVX with estradiol (E2, 100 μg/kg/day), OVX with CyR-L (16 mg/kg/day), OVX with CyR-H (160 mg/kg/day). The treatment lasted for 8weeks.
The results of this study indicate that CyR inhibits the RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation in RAW 264.7 cells and trabecular bone loss in OVX rats.
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