Effects of Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) on Blood Glucose level of Alloxan induced Hyperglycemic Rats

  • Farzana Mahmuda Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka
  • Marufa Akhter Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College, Sirajgonj
  • Rabeya Begum Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Sir Sallimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Jesmine Chowdhury Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Dr. Sirajul Islam Medacal College, Dhaka
  • Feroza Parveen Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Green life Medical College, Dhaka
  • Jalal Uddin Ahmed Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Sir Sallimullah Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Ocimum Sanctum, Blood glucose

Abstract

Blood Glucose lowering properties of Ocimum Sanctum (OS), a renowned medicinal species, were assessed by measuring the levels of blood glucose in the plasma of the hyperglycemic Long Evans rats. The feeding of 1% powder of OS with normal diet for 21 days to hyperglycemic rats significantly reduced serum blood glucose level (p < 0.01). The present study suggests that the blood glucose lowering effects of OS probably serve as a new potential natural product for the treatment of hyperglycemia.

KYAMC Journal Vol. 4, No.-2, Jan 2014, Page 386-390

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Farzana Mahmuda, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka


Published
2017-04-23
How to Cite
Mahmuda, F., Akhter, M., Begum, R., Chowdhury, J., Parveen, F., & Ahmed, J. (2017). Effects of Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) on Blood Glucose level of Alloxan induced Hyperglycemic Rats. KYAMC Journal, 4(2), 386-390. https://doi.org/10.3329/kyamcj.v4i2.32276
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