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Hydro-alcoholic extract of the root of Prangos ferulacea (L.) Lindl can improve serum glucose and lipids in alloxan-induced diabetic rats

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Author(s): Najme Kafash Farkhad | Farah Farokhi | Amir Tukmacki | Khosro Soltani band

Journal: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
ISSN 2228-7930

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 179;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus | Hypoglycemic | Hypolipidemic | Lipid profile | Prangos ferulacea (L.) Lindl

ABSTRACT
Objectives: Diabetes mellitus manifests itself in a wide variety of complications and the symptoms of this disease are multifactorial. Previous studies proved that this disease is directly related to hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Prangos frulacea (L.) Lindl in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.Materials and Methods: Forty female Wistar rats with body weight of 200±20 g were randomly divided into five groups with eight rats per group. Diabetes was induced in rats by alloxan monohydrate at dose of 120 mg/kg body weight (BW) injected intraperitoneally. Hydro-alcoholic extract of the root and leaves with stems of P. frulacea at 100 mg/kg BW were given orally to diabetic rats daily for 4 weeks.Result: Diabetic rats (D) exhibited a significant (p

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