Hypoglycaemic effect of Artemisia herba-alba in experimental hyperglycaemic rats


Taştekin D. , ATASEVER M., Adigüzel G., Keleş M., Taştekin A.

Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy, cilt.50, ss.235-238, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.235-238

Özet

Artemisia herba-alba was investigated for its possible anti-diabetic effect in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Oral administration of 0.39 g/kg b.w. of the aqueous solution of Artemisia herba-alba exhibited a significant reduction in blood glucose content. The same effect was also seen after administration of repaglinide (1 mg/kg b.w.) and regular insulin (0.1 IU/kg b.w.). It was demonstrated that the antidiabetic effect of Artemisia herba-alba was similar to that of repaglinide and regular insulin. These results suggest that the Artemisia herba-alba possesses antidiabetic activity and is able to ameliorate biochemical damages in alloxan induced diabetes in rats.