Antidiabetic and antihypercholesterolemic effect of Hemidesmus indicus Linn.R. root in alloxan induced diabetic rats
C Sowmia, R Kokilavani
Department of Biochemistry, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India
C Sowmia Department of Biochemistry, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore India
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Antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic effect of Hemidesmus indicus Linn.R.root. (HIR) was investigated in rats. Administration of HIR (40 mg/g body weight/day) for four weeks significantly decreased the serum cholesterol, triglyceride, free fatty acids and phospholipid. Four weeks treatment of diabetic rats with HIR (40 mg/g body weight/day) showed significant hypoglycemic effect. Results of the present study show that HIR has hypocholesterolemic and antidiabetic effects.