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Anti-Diabetic Activity of Abelmoschus esculentus Linn. on Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats

Author(s): Ramachandran S, Sai Sandeep V, Kalyan Srinivas N and Dhanaraju MD

The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of Abelmoschus Esculentus fruits in animal models of diabetic rats. Animalsweremade diabetic by using alloxan andwere treated with Abelmoschus Esculentus fruit extract of 400mg/kg&100 mg/kg body weight for a period of 15 days. Blood glucose levels were estimated in all groups on 1st, 7th, and 15th day of the treatment with the extract and were compared with diabetic control and standard groups. The blood glucose levels were elevated in the diabetic group, but were brought to standard group level in the diabetic group treated with 400mg/kg body weight of Abelmoschus Esculentus fruit extract. The results justify the traditional use of fruit in the treatment of diabetes.

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