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Antidiabetic activity ofTerminalia catappa Linnfruits

Authors
Journal
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
0378-8741
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
88
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0378-8741(03)00208-3
Keywords
  • Antidiabetic Activity
  • Terminalia Catappa Linnfruit
  • Alloxan-Induced Diabetes
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract In view of alleged antidiabetic potential, effect of the petroleum ether, methanol, and aqueous extracts of Terminalia catappa Linn (combretaceae) fruit, on fasting blood sugar levels and serum biochemical analysis in alloxan-induced diabetic rats were investigated. All the three extracts of Terminalia catappa produced a significant antidiabetic activity at dose levels 1/5 of their lethal doses. Concurrent histological studies of the pancreas of these animals showed comparable regeneration by methanolic and aqueous extracts which were earlier, necrosed by alloxan.

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