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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 215-221
Bioline Code: tc05022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2005, pp. 215-221

 en HYPOGLYCAEMIC ACTIVITY OF THE LEAVES EXTRACTS OF BERSAMA ENGLERIANAIN check for this species in other resources RATS.
Georgette Nyah Njike , Pierre Watcho, Télesphore Benoît Nguelefack and Albert Kamanyi.

Abstract

The hypoglycaemic properties of the aqueous and methanol extracts of the leaves of Bersama engleriana check for this species in other resources were evaluated in normoglycaemic rats in order to scientifically validate its traditional therapeutic use. With a dose of 300 mg/kg b.w. only the aqueous extract appeared to be significantly effective while at high dose, 600 mg/kg b.w., the aqueous and methanol extracts of Bersama engleriana reduced the blood glucose level by 37.7% and 49.11% after 8h of treatment of rats respectively. These results confirm the hypoglycaemic properties of some extracts of the leaves of Bersama engleriana with the aqueous extract appearing more active.

Keywords
Bersama engleriana; Hypoglycaemic effect; Leaf extract.

 
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