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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-207

Anti-hyperglycemic activity of Insulin plant leaves (Chamaecostus cuspidatus (Nees & Mart.) C.D.Specht & D.W.Stev.) and unprocessed Haridra rhizome (Curcuma longa L.)


1 Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha (MH), India
2 BAMS (Intern scholar), Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha (MH), India

Correspondence Address:
Meena Shamrao Deogade
Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha (MH)
India
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Background: More than 50% of diabetes people from India have poor glycemic control, uncontrolled hypertension, and dyslipidemia and a large percentage have diabetic vascular complications. Several types of glucose-lowering drugs are available in the market have some disadvantages. Therefore most of the people from world prefer the herbal medicine. Insulin plant (Chamaecostus cuspidatus (Nees & Mart.) C.D.Specht & D.W.Stev / Costus igneus N.E.Br.) and Haridra (Curcuma longa Linn) has been reported for diabetes, present study is the effort for scientific evaluation to assess their efficacy. Objectives: To evaluate the anti-hyperglycemic activity of Insulin plant (Costus igneus N.E.Br.) leaves and unprocessed rhizome of Haridra (Curcuma longa Linn). Materials and Method: Diabetes induced in rabbits by dexomethsone at 10mg/kg dose. Diabetes induced Rabbits from two groups were treated by powder of Insulin plant leaves and unprocessed rhizome of Curcuma longa respectively at the dose of 250mg/kg. Before treatment and after treatment blood glucose of each group were determined and compared. Results: There was a significant (p=0.0001) decrease in the blood glucose level in both groups. Unprocessed Haridra shows significant (p= 0.0109) decrease in the blood glucose level as compare to insulin plant leaves. Conclusions: Unprocessed Haridra shows potent anti-hyperglycemic activity


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