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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010, pp. 109-112
Bioline Code: tc10017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010, pp. 109-112

 en Effect Of Cuscuta Reflexa check for this species in other resources Stem And Calotropis Procera check for this species in other resources Leaf Extracts On Glucose Tolerance In Glucose-Induced Hyperglycemic Rats And Mice
Rahmatullah, Mohammed; Sultan, Shamsuddin; Toma, Tanzila Taher; Lucky, Sayeda-a-Safa; Chowdhury, Majeedul H.; Haque, Wahid Mozammel; Annay, Mst. Eashmat Ara & Jahan, Rownak

Abstract

Cuscuta Reflexa check for this species in other resources (whole plant) and Calotropis Procera check for this species in other resources (leaves) are used in folk medicine of Bangladesh to control blood sugar in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus. The hypoglycemic effects of methanol and chloroform extracts of whole plants of Cuscuta reflexa, and methanol extract of leaves of Calotropis procera were investigated in oral glucose tolerance tests in Long Evans rats and Swiss albino mice, respectively. Both methanol and chloroform extracts of Cuscuta reflexa whole plant demonstrated significant oral hypoglycemic activity in glucose-loaded rats at doses of 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg body weight. The methanol extract of leaves of Calotropis procera, when tested at doses of 100 and 250 mg/kg body weight did not demonstrate any oral hypoglycemic effect when tested in glucose-loaded mice.

Keywords
Cuscuta reflexa, Calotropis procera, hypoglycemic activity, oral glucose tolerance test.

 
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