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Fig. 7 | BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fig. 7

From: In-vitro osteoblast proliferation and in-vivo anti-osteoporotic activity of Bombax ceiba with quantification of Lupeol, gallic acid and β-sitosterol by HPTLC and HPLC

Fig. 7

Effect of plant extracts of B. ceiba on histopathological parameters of rat femur; a and b: NC and Sham, Longitudinal section of femur of normal control group and sham control showing compact, normal and uniform trabecular bone; c: OVX, OVX group showed widely separated and thin bone trabeculae, loss of interconnectivity and widening of bone marrow spaces; d and e: PE100 and PE200, Petroleum ether extract (100 and 200 mg/kg) of B. ceiba showed less separated bone trabeculae, formation with reduced interconnectivity, narrowing of intertrabecular space; f and g:ME100 and ME200, Methanolic extract (100 and 200 mg/kg) of B. ceiba showed compact, normal, thick and uniform bone trabeculae, interconnectivity between bone trabeculae, narrowing of bone marrow spaces; h: Std Ralox, Standard drug: Raloxifene (1 mg/kg) showed thickening of trabecular bone and restoration of normal architecture of bone (10X)

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