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Phytother Res. 2009 Mar;23(3):347-50. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2629.

Antidiabetic effect of Olea europaea L. in normal and diabetic rats.

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Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. akram_eidi@yahoo.com

Abstract

The antidiabetic effect of an alcohol extract of olive (Olea europaea L.) leaves was investigated in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The oral administration of the olive leaves extract (0.1, 0.25 and 0.5 g/kg body wt) for 14 days significantly decreased the serum glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, urea, uric acid, creatinine, aspartate amino transferase (AST) and alanine amino transferase (ALT) while it increased the serum insulin in diabetic rats but not in normal rats (p < 0.05). A comparison was made between the action of olive leaves extract and glibenclamide (600 microg/kg), a known antidiabetic drug. The antidiabetic effect of the extract was more effective than that observed with glibenclamide.

PMID:
18844257
DOI:
10.1002/ptr.2629
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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