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Med Interne. 1990 Oct-Dec;28(4):347-52.

Petiveria alleaceae L. (anamú). Study of the hypoglycemic effect.

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  • 1Postgraduate Department, Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas, La Habana, Cuba.


The combined phytochemical and pharmaceutical study of Petiveria alleaceae L. (anamú) has shown the existence in the leaves and stems of the plant of a possible hypoglycemic active principle. Extracts from leaves and stem powder were found to produce a decrease of blood sugar concentration of more than 60% one hour after oral administration in male Balb/C mice weighing 20 g fasted for 48 hours.

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