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Indian J Exp Biol. 1993 Nov;31(11):891-3.

Hypoglycemic effect of Ocimum sanctum leaf extract in normal and streptozotocin diabetic rats.

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Biometry Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.


Oral administration of alcoholic extract of leaves of O. sanctum led to marked lowering of blood sugar level in normal, glucose fed hyperglycemic and streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Further the extract potentiated the action of exogenous insulin in normal rats. The activity of the extract was 91.55 and 70.43% of that of tolbutamide in normal and diabetic rats respectively.

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