Antihyperglycemic and Antihyperlipidemic Effect of Aqueous Fruit Extract of Momordica charantia against Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats
Rajalakshmi A, Senthilkumar B, Devi K
Momordica Charantia is used extensively in the indigenous system of medicine as an anti-diabetic agent. The current investigation focuses on the serum insulin augmentation, anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic property of aqueous fruit extract of Momordica Charantia on alloxan induced diabetes in male albino rats. The diabetes induced animals were fed with the fruit extract at 250mg/ body wt and 350mg/ body wt. The aqueous fruit extract administrated animals revealed a significant (P<0.001) increment of serum insulin levels, higher reduction in hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia when compared to the diabetic control rats (P<0.001). The histological studies of the endocrine region of pancreas of diabetic animals revealed shrinkage of ß-cells of islets of langerhans. The aqueous fruit extract treated animals revealed restoration of ß-cells.
Momordica Charantia, Alloxan, Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemia
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Rajalakshmi A, Senthilkumar B, Devi K, Antihyperglycemic and Antihyperlipidemic Effect of Aqueous Fruit Extract of Momordica charantia against Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 2(4), 54-60.