Anti-Diabetic And Hypolipidemic Studies Of Telifairia occidentalis On Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rabbits

  • SO Nwozo Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • OA Adaramoye Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • EO Ajaiyeoba Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeri
Keywords: <i>Telifairia occidentalis</i>, Curcubitaceae, antihyperglycaemic, hypolipidemic, alloxan diabetic rabbits

Abstract

The biochemical effects of the methanol extract of Telifairia occidentalis on plasma cholesterol, glucose, protein, triglyceride and creatinine levels were studied in alloxan induced diabetic rabbits. The extract reduced the plasma glucose, cholesterol, creatinine and triglycerides levels of diabetic rabbits, but had no effect on the plasma protein level. Polydipsia in untreated diabetic animals was reduced to normal in those administered with the plant extract.
Key words: Telifairia occidentalis, Curcubitaceae, antihyperglycaemic, hypolipidemic, alloxan diabetic rabbits.
Nig. J. Nat. Prod. and Med. Vol.8 2004: 45-47
Published
2005-06-23
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