HYPOGLYCAEMIC ACTIVITY OF THE ALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF MUSA SAPIENTUM

  • JM Oke Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Medicine University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • CJ Achife Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Medicine University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • OO Adefisan Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Medicine University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Keywords: Musa sapientum, Musacaeae, anti-hyperglycaemic, glucosinolate, myrosinnase

Abstract

The oral anti-hyperglycaemic activity of EtOH extract of M. sapientum (Musacaeae) sucker was studied in alloxamised and fasted rabbits. The results showed that a single dose-level of 5mg/kg of this extract reduced the blood glucose level by 90% after 18 hours of administration per os, in all experimental animals.

Key Words: Musa sapientum, Musacaeae, anti-hyperglycaemic, glucosinolate, myrosinnase

Nig. J. Nat Prod. And Med. Vol.3 1999: 68-70
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