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Abstract Title:

Antihyperglycemic Activity of Hydroalcoholic Extracts of Selective Medicinal Plants,,, andand Their Polyherbal Preparation in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Mice.

Abstract Source:

Dose Response. 2019 Apr-Jun;17(2):1559325819852503. Epub 2019 May 27. PMID: 31191187

Abstract Author(s):

Sodah Bint Mustafa, Muhammad Akram, Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Imran Qayyum, Asif Mehmood Hashmi, Naveed Munir, Fahad Said Khan, Muhammad Riaz, Saeed Ahmad

Article Affiliation:

Sodah Bint Mustafa


Background: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder associated with relative or absolute insulin deficiency or resistance, characterized by hyperglycemia. Modern prescriptions such as pioglitazone have better therapeutic potential, but its side effects and financial burden for developing countries have motivated the researchers to find alternative natural drugs to compete hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes. The present study was conducted to explore the therapeutic potential of selected medicinal plants for the treatment of diabetes as an alternative to allopathic medicines.

Method: In present study, hydroalcoholic extracts of,,andand their polyherbal preparation (PHP) as compound drug were investigated for their antihyperglycemic potential in alloxan-induced diabetic mice. The study subjects (mice) were divided into different groups as normal control, diabetic control, pioglitazone treated (standard drug), test groups (plant extract treated 50, 100, and 150 mg/kg body weight), and PHP-treated group. Blood glucose concentration of all the study animals was determined by Glucose strip test. Qualitative phytochemical analysis of all the plant extracts was also performed following standard methods.

Result: It was investigated that treatment of alloxan-induced diabetic mice with hydroalcoholic extracts of studied medicinal plants showed significant (<.05) effects on fasting blood glucose levels (from baseline to normal range) in a manner comparable to that of the reference drug, pioglitazone (1 mg/kg body weight intraperitoneal). The tested plant extracts significantly (<.05) reduced the glucose concentration in blood of diabetes-induced mice in a dose-dependent manner.

Conclusion: It could be concluded that studied medicinal plants have antihyperglycemic activity. The study findings favor the use of traditional herbal medicinal practices for the management of diabetes that might due to the presence of bioactive phytoconstituents in plants. However, larger studies are required to identify, isolate, and characterize the bioactive phytoconstituents responsible for antihyperglycemic activity of studied medicinal plants.

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