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Author Names : Dr. Sudipta Saha
Page No. : 28-33  volume 2 issue 1
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Priya S. Kushwaha, Ashok K. Singh, Amit K. Keshari, Bankim C. Nandy, Sudipta Saha. Comparison of antidiabetic, hypolipidemic and protective effects hydroalcoholic extracts of leaves, barks and roots of salacia oblonga in albino wistar rats, ASIO Journal of Pharmaceutical & Herbal Medicines Research (ASIO-JPHMR), 2016: 2(1), 28-33.


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Salacia oblonga (SO) has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of obesity and diabetes. The present study was undertaken to evaluate antidiabetic, hypolipidemic and toxicological assessments of SO extracts obtained from root, bark and leaves. The extracts were administered to streptozotocin (STZ) rats once in a day for a period of fifteen days at 100 mg/kg dose. Blood glucose levels and body weight changes at different days (1st, 5th, 10th and 15th days) were measured during experiment. Serum lipid profiles were also estimated to investigate the hypolipidemic potential. Various oxidative stress and hepatic biomarker enzymes in serum were also determined to investigate the toxicity potential of extracts. Results collectively suggested that all extracts at 200 mg/kg dose produced significant reduction in blood glucose level and restored body weight, signifying antidiabetic action. Hypolipidemic action was observed via reduction of lipid and increase of HDL in serum during administration of extracts. Various oxidative stress biomarkers and hepatic enzymes levels were normalized with respect to diabetic control. The extracts demonstrated good antidiabetic, hypolipidemic and antioxidant properties in STZ diabetic rats.

Keywords :Salacia oblonga, Antidiabetic, Hypolipidemic, Antioxidant

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