ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF ETHANOL EXTRACT OF FICUS RACEMOSA. LINN, BARK
Channapura Halappa Chandrashekhar, Kotehal Parameshwarappa Latha and Hosadu Manjappa Vagdevi
The ethanolic extract of the plant Ficus racemosa was investigated for its antidiabetic activity. Type-2 diabetes mellitus was induced with standardised doses of alloxan monohydrate. Graded doses of the ethanolic extract was administered to normal and experimental diabetic rats for 12 days. Fasting plasma glucose levels evaluated in diabetic rats. The diabetic groups treated with the ethanolic extract were compared with standard insulin. The findings showed the significant antidiabetic potential of the extract in ameliorating the diabetic conditions in diabetic rats. No significant effects were found in the normal rats.
Keywords: Ficus racemosa, antidiabetic effect, alloxan induced diabetes.
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