Anti Diabetic Potential of Asparagus recemosus Stem Bark in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats

Ramesh Petchi, Vijaya, Devika Gs
2011 International Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences   unpublished
The anti diabetic potential of the water extract of Asparagus recemosus (Liliaceae) ,a medicinal plant widely used in the traditional Ayurveda and siddha systems of medicine for the treatment of diabetes mellitus was evaluated in the alloxan monohydrate induced diabetic model. Graded doses of the water extract were administered to normal and experimental diabetic rats for 10 days .Significant (p≤0.05) reduction in fasting blood glucose levels were observed in the normal as well as in the
more » ... diabetic animals. Increase in Serum insulin levels was observed due to pancreatic β cell regeneration. In addition, changes in body weight, serum lipid profiles and liver glycogen levels assessed in the extract treated diabetic rats were compared with diabetic control and normal animals. Significant results were observed in the estimated parameters, thereby justifying the use of the plant in the indigenous system of medicine.