PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH

Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register



DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Open Access  DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Subscription or Fee Access

Anti-diabetic Potential of the Aqueous Leaf Extracts of Ocimum Gratissimum (Labiatae) and Vernonia Amygdalina Del. (Compositae) in Diabetic–Induced Rabbit

GO Ajayi, MA Akinsanya, KO Ajibode, OA Magbagbeola

Abstract


The anti-diabetic potential of aqueous extracts of leaves of both Ocimum gratissimum and Vernonia amygdalina were investigated in rabbits. Ten female rabbits were grouped into five groups (1-5) of two rabbits each. Group 1 is the control. Groups (2-5) was alloxan induced diabetic. Group 3 was then
treated with 200mg/kg body wt. Ocimum gratissimum, group 4 was treated with 200mg/kg body wt. Vernonia amygdalina while group 5 was treated with 400mg/kg body wt. of b oth aqueous extracts in ratio 3: 1. The results showed a significant reduction in the plasma glucose in the treated rabbits.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njhbs.v8i1.47607
AJOL African Journals Online