Comparative Antidiabetic Potential Assessment of Herbal Formulation of Gymnemic Acid and Curcumin
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research
Standardization of polyherbal formulations with respect to bioactive phytocompounds is the need of the time for registration and marketing authorization in developed countries. This has prompted to prepare and evaluate a standardized bioactive phyotcompounds containing formulation. The study aims at development and screening of a standardized antidiabetic suspension containing active isolated phytoconstituents targeting better therapeutic effect with reduced bioburden. Suspension of isolated
... nemic acid and curcumin (GCS) was prepared, evaluated and authenticated by TLC and HPTLC. Antidiabetic efficacy of GCS was screened against alloxan induced diabetes on rats following 28 days of treatment comparative to Hyponidd tablet and Madhumehari granules. Body weight, relative organ weight, blood glucose, cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) level was measured. The formulation having pH 6.0, refractive index 1.41 and 45.58 mg/ml total solid content showed high alcohol and water soluble extractive value. The GCS treatment normalized liver and kidney weight, decreased body weight gain, TC, TG, LDL and VLDL level along with an increase in HDL level. Study outcome signifies similar antidiabetic potential of standardized formulation GCS compared to marketed Polyherbal formulation with antihyperlipidemic activity signifying as a promising natural and safe remedy for the prevention of diabetic complications.