Indian J Exp Biol. 1998 Mar; 36(3): 315-7.
Effect of rhinax on bacterial lipopolysaccharide induced endotoxemia in rats.
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Research Centre, Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd, Pune, India.
Administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at 3 mg/kg, i.p. in rats resulted in reduced food intake, febrile hyperthermia, decreased body weight and reduced muscle performance in treadmill tests. It also induced some biochemical changes like increased serum levels of transaminases, acid phosphatase, pseudocholinesterase, free fatty acids and decreased blood glucose and liver glycogen levels. Rhinax (RHX), a herbal formulation, at 160 mg/kg, p.o. improved muscle performance but had no effect on the elevated temperature or the reduced body weight of rats weakened by LPS. It also normalised various biochemical alterations induced by LPS. The results of these studies indicate efficacy of RHX as an antifatigue agent to improve muscular performance.