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