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J Med Food. 2004 Winter;7(4):472-6.

Antidiabetic effect of Boerhavia diffusa: effect on serum and tissue lipids in experimental diabetes.

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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

The present study was designed to investigate the antihyperlipidemic activity of an aqueous extract of Boerhavia diffusa leaves in alloxan diabetic rats. Hyperlipidemia is an associated complication of diabetes mellitus. Many herbs and spices are known to be antihyperglycemic. Oral administration of B. diffusa leaf extract (BLEt) at 200 mg/kg of body weight for 4 weeks resulted in significant reduction in serum and tissue cholesterol, free fatty acids, phospholipids, and triglycerides. Moreover, BLEt supplementation was found to be more effective than glibenclamide in the treatment of diabetic rats.

PMID:
15671692
DOI:
10.1089/jmf.2004.7.472
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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