Hypoglycaemic effect of the methanol extract of Irvingia gabonensis seeds on streptozotocin diabetic rats

  • Judith Laure Ngondi
  • Emile Joachim Djiotsa
  • Zephyrin Fossouo
  • Julius Oben

Abstract

The hypoglycaemic effect of the methanol extract of Irvingia gabonensis seeds (Irvingiaceae) was examined in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. A single oral administration of the methanol extract at doses of 150 and 250mg/kg significantly (P < 0.001) lowered the plasma glucose levels in diabetic rats two hours after treatment.

Keywords: hypoglycaemic effect, methanol extract, Irvingia gabonensis seeds, diabetic rats

African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Vol. 3(4) 2006: 74-77
Published
2006-10-04
Section
Articles