International Journal of Ayurveda Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163--166

Antihyperglycemic activity of Tectona grandis Linn. bark extract on alloxan induced diabetes in rats


SB Varma1, DL Jaybhaye2 
1 Department of Pharmacology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha - 402 102, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Hospital, Aurangabad - 431 001, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
D L Jaybhaye
c/o Ramesh Shripatrao Patil, Plot no. 17 Flat No. 5, Vidyanagar Near 7 Hill, Aurangabad - 431 001, Maharashtra
India

Tectona Grandis Linn.(saag - tick wood), an indigenous medicinal plant, has a folk reputation among the Indian herbs as a hypoglycemic agent. The present study was carried out to evaluate the anti-hyperglycemic effect of T. grandis Linn. bark extract in control and alloxan-diabetic rats. Oral administration of the bark suspension of T. grandis (2.5 and 5 g/kg body wt.) for 30 days resulted in a significant reduction in blood glucose (from 250 ± 6.5 to 50 ± 2.5 mg/dL). Thus, the present study clearly shows that the T. Grandis Linn. bark extract exerts anti-hyperglycemic activity.


How to cite this article:
Varma S B, Jaybhaye D L. Antihyperglycemic activity of Tectona grandis Linn. bark extract on alloxan induced diabetes in rats.Int J Ayurveda Res 2010;1:163-166


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Varma S B, Jaybhaye D L. Antihyperglycemic activity of Tectona grandis Linn. bark extract on alloxan induced diabetes in rats. Int J Ayurveda Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2014 Jul 28 ];1:163-166
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