Anti - Hyperglycaemic Potential Of Stem Bark Of Bauhinia monandra Kurz In Rats

  • KA Abo Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria
  • TB Jimoh Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria
Keywords: <i>Bauhinia monandra</i>, glucose-induced, hyperglycaemia, alloxan-induced diabetes, anti-hyperglycaemia

Abstract

Oral administration of 1g/kg stem bark extract of Bauhinia monandra to groups of glucose - loaded and alloxan diabetic rats gave a significant anti-diabetic activity (P<0.05) compared to control rats. Peak effect (35.6% inhibition) was observed at 180mins. A peak response of 36.1% reduction in blood glucose was observed on 6th day of treatment which was significant at P<0.05.
Key words: Bauhinia monandra, glucose-induced, hyperglycaemia, alloxan-induced diabetes, anti-hyperglycaemia.
Nig. J. Nat. Prod. and Med. Vol.8 2004: 48-51
Published
2005-06-23
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