ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF STEM EXTRACTS OF PLANT MORINGA OLIEFERA

Dr Madhuri Singhal, Sandhya Pandey, Anjali Jijhotiya

Abstract


Since ancient time many medicinal plants are used in traditional system of medicine to treat diabetes. Most of these medicinal plants were found to be hypoglycemic activity. Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) is used in treatment of various ailments including diabetes. We still lack scientific evidence in this concern. Hence present study was designed to investigate hypoglycemic activity of alcoholic and hydroalcoholic extract of stem of M. oleifera in Swiss albino mice using OGTT assay. Both extracts were administered at the dose of 200 mg/kg p.o. Blood glucose level was monitored for next 4 hours after glucose loading (2 gm/kg) with interval of 1 hour. Both extract decrease blood glucose level significantly . Thus from present study it can be concluded that alcoholic and hydroalcoholic extract of M. oleifera possess significant hypoglycemic activity.

Keywords


Moringa oleifera, Hypoglycemic, OGTT

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