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Title: Hypoglycemic potential of Morus indica. L and Costus igneus. Nak.—A preliminary study
Authors: D, Vishalakshi Devi.
Urooj, Asna
Keywords: Costus igneus
Diabetes
Hypoglycemic effect
Morus indica
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Powdered leaves (500 mg/kg body weight) of medicinal plants M. indica and C. igneus known to possess therapeutic effect were supplemented to streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Leaf powders of both the plants were able to reduce blood glucose levels in the animals by 38 and 21% respectively after 15 days of supplementation. The preliminary results suggest that both the plants possess potent hypoglycemic activity.
Page(s): 614-616
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.46(08) [August 2008]

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