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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 3, No. 4, 2006, pp. 74-77
Bioline Code: tc06054
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2006, pp. 74-77

 en Short Communication - HYPOGLYCAEMIC EFFECT OF THE METHANOL EXTRACT OF IRVINGIA GABONENSIS check for this species in other resources SEEDS ON STREPTOZOTOCIN DIABETIC RATS.
Judith Laure Ngondi , Emile Joachim Djiotsa, Zephyrin Fossouo, Julius Oben

Abstract

The hypoglycaemic effect of the methanol extract of Irvingia gabonensis check for this species in other resources seeds (Irvingiaceae) was examined in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. A single oral administration of the methanol extract at doses of 150 and 250mg/kg significantly (P < 0.001) lowered the plasma glucose levels in diabetic rats two hours after treatment.

Keywords
Hypoglycaemic effect, methanol extract, Irvingia gabonensis seeds, diabetic rats

 
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