The hypoglycaemic properties of the aqueous and methanol extracts of the leaves of Bersama engleriana
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.