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Research Journal of Pharmacology
Year: 2014  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 1 - 5

Evaluation of Anti-diabetic Activity of Methanol and Aqueous Extracts of Asteracantha longifolia (Linn.)Nees

A. Doss and S.P. Anand    

Abstract: To evaluate the anti-diabetic activities of alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Asteracantha longifolia in Alloxan induced diabetic rats. Methanol and aqueous extracts (250 mg kg-1 b.w.) of A. longifolia was administered to Alloxan induced diabetic mice for 21 days and blood glucose levels of the diabetic rats were monitored at intervals of hours and days throughout the duration of the experiments. Oral administration of alcoholic extract of A. longifolia leaves to diabetic rats for 21 days significantly reduced the levels of blood glucose levels in both acute and sub acute study.

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