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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 221-223

Hypoglycemic effect of a few medicinal plants

Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala, Karivattam Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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K S Santoshkumari
Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala, Karivattam Trivandrum, Kerala
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Indigenous plants such as Ocimum Sancium, Aegle marmelos, Azadiracta indica, and Murraya koenigii decreased the blood sugar of streptozotocin diabetic rabbits. The most effective drug Aegle marmelos in different solvents showed different rate of hypoglycemic action. On feeding streptozotocin to diabetic rabbits for a period of 3 months aegle marmelos showed remarkable hypoglycemic action.

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