Antidiabetic activity of Terminalia catappa Linn fruits
Nagappa, A.N.; Thakurdesai, P.A.; Venkat Rao, N and Jiwan Singh, S (2003) Antidiabetic activity of Terminalia catappa Linn fruits. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 88. pp. 45-50. ISSN 0378-8741
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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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