Antihyperglycemic Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Cedrus Deodara Wood in Alloxan Induced Hyperglycemic Rat

Author(s): V. Devmurari, P. Shivanand, S. Vaghani, K. Jagganath, M. Goyani and N. P. Jivani

In present study, antihyperglycemic potential of ethanolic extract of Cedrus deodara wood was estimated at two different doses of 50 and 100 mg ̸ Kg body weight in alloxan induced hyperglycemic rats. The effect of ethanolic extract of Cedrus deodara was estimated on 0 day, 5th day, 10th day and 14th day. A marked decrease in the blood sugar level (P < 0.01) was observed in hyperglycemic rats upon Cedrus deodara treatment. Preliminary qualitative chemical investigation shows the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, tannins & phenolic compounds, triterpenoids, fixed oils, fats, and flavanoids. The results suggest that ethanolic extract of Cedrus deodara has promising antihyperglycemic action in alloxan induced rats.

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