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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008, pp. 154-157
Bioline Code: tc08021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008, pp. 154-157

 en Antidiabetic Activity of Gladiolus Psittascinus check for this species in other resources in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats.
Adediwura, Fred-Jaiyesimi & Kio, Abo

Abstract

The methanol extract of Gladiolus Psittascinus check for this species in other resources bulb was evaluated for its antidiabetic activities in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Blood glucose levels of the glucose loaded and alloxan-induced diabetic rats were estimated over 180 minutes using the O-toluidine and glucose-oxidase methods. The methanol extract at 1g/kg dose exhibited 16.2% decrease in blood glucose level in the glucose loaded rats and a peak effect of 78.9% in the alloxan-induced diabetic rats. The extract exhibited significant blood glucose lowering effects in the oral glucose tolerance test and type 2 diabetic rats. This study shows a possible beneficial effect of Gladiolus psittascinus in the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM).

Keywords
Gladiolus psittascinus, hypoglycaemic activity, diabetes mellitus.

 
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