- Volume 11 Issue 3_4
In present study, we fractionated polysaccharides from Croton tiglium and investigated their hepatoprotective effects on CCl$_4$ intoxication. Polysaccharide fraction of which molecular weight is over 300,000 (HP) showed the most potent hepatoprotective effects on CCl$_4$ intoxication. Lipid peroxidation, sAST and sALT were used as parameters to evaluate the liver damage. Glucose, xylose and arabinose were found to be monosaccharides composing sugar moiety of HP.