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Table 1 Effect of methanolic extract of Nigella sativa on body weight and relative liver weight after 2 weeks of treatment

From: Can methanolic extract of Nigella sativa seed affect glyco-regulatory enzymes in experimental hepatocellular carcinoma?

Groups Final body weight (g) Liver weight (g) Relative liver weight (liver/100 g body weight)
1 (normal control) 228.5 ± 8.8 5.8 ± 0.4 2.51 ± 0.14
2 (MENS control) 260 ± 21.3++ 6.8 ± 0.41 2.63 ± 0.14
3 (premalignant group) 203.1 ± 5.7# 6.9 ± 0.46 3.40 ± 0.13###
4 (premalignant treated group) 243.4 ± 18.2*** 6.7 ± 0.76 2.73 ± 0.15 ***
  1. MENS, Methanolic extract of Nigella sativa
  2. Data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation (SD) (n = 9 in each group)
  3. +MENS control group is compared to normal control, #premalignant group is compared to normal control, *premalignant treated group is compared to premalignant group (1 symbol = p < 0.05, 2 symbols = p < 0.01, 3 symbols = p < 0.001)