Hypoglycemic activity of Nymphaea stellata leaves ethanolic extract in alloxan induced diabetic rats

S P Dhanabal, M K Mohan Maruga Raja, M Ramanathan, B Suresh
Fitoterapia 2007, 78 (4): 288-91
The ethanolic extract of leaves of Nymphaea stellata given by oral route to diabetic rats at dose of 100 and 200 mg/kg/day for seven days reduced significantly by 31.6 and 42.6 % the plasma glucose level increased by intraperitoneal injection of 120 mg/day of alloxan. Moreover, the treatment significantly affected the plasma level of cholesterol and triglyceride.

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