Effect of oral administration of bark extracts of Pterocarpus santalinus L. on blood glucose level in experimental animals

B Kameswara Rao, R Giri, M M Kesavulu, C Apparao
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2001, 74 (1): 69-74
The effect of administration of different doses of Pterocarpus santalinus L. bark extracts in normal and diabetic rats, on blood glucose levels was evaluated in this study. Among the three fractions (aqueous, ethanol and hexane), ethanolic fraction at the dose of 0.25 g/kg body weight showed maximum antihyperglycemic activity. The same dose did not cause any hypoglycemic activity in normal rats. The results were compared with the diabetic rats treated with glibenclamide and the antihyperglycemic activity of ethanolic extract of PS bark at the dose of 0.25 g/kg b.w. was found to be more effective than that of glibenclamide.

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