Potential anti-diabetic activity of Bombax ceiba


  • Chetan Bhavsar R.C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur, Dhule
  • Gokul S. Talele NGSPM?s College of Pharmacy, Brahma Valley Educational campus, Trimbak road, Anjaneri, Nashik




Kantesavar, Toranmal, Hypoglycemic, Hypolipidemic, Streptozotocin


Bombax ceiba bark extract was evaluated for its hypoglycemic and hypolipide-mic potential through normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats administered with graded oral doses (200, 400, 600 mg/kg/day) for 21 days. The results showed that a dose of 600 mg/kg of B. ceiba extract is the most effective to cause significant (p<0.001) hypoglycemic and/or hypolipidemic effects on  streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. This dose also significantly (p<0.001) lowered the total cholesterol and triglyceride level in severely diabetic rats. Phytochemical and GC-MS studies confirmed the presence of the triterpenoid compounds in the extract, which may account for its significant hypoglycemic activity. The present study thus provides a scientific rationale for the traditional use of this plant in the management diabetes.


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Bhavsar, C., and G. S. Talele. “Potential Anti-Diabetic Activity of Bombax Ceiba”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 8, no. 2, Feb. 2013, pp. 102-6, doi:10.3329/bjp.v8i2.13701.



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