Composition of pulp, skin and seeds of prickly pears fruit (Opuntia ficus indica sp.)
- Radia Lamghari El Kossori, C. Villaume, E. El Boustani, Y. Sauvaire, L. Méjean
- Biology, MedicinePlant foods for human nutrition
The proximate composition of pulp, skin and seeds of prickly pear cactus was investigated and is reported on a dry weight basis and the most abundant component was ethanol-soluble carbohydrates.
4-Hydroxyisoleucine: A Novel Amino Acid Potentiator of Insulin Secretion
4-hydroxyisoleucine insulinotropic activity might, at least in part, account for fenugreek seeds' antidiabetic properties and may be considered as a novel drug with potential interest for the treatment of NIDDM.
Implication of steroid saponins and sapogenins in the hypocholesterolemic effect of fenugreek
It appears that saponins may be implicated, alone or together with diosgenin, in the observed hypocholesterolemic effect of fenugreek seeds in diabetic dogs.
Nigella sativa seed extracts enhance glucose‐induced insulin release from rat‐isolated Langerhans islets
The data show that the antidiabetic properties of N. sativa seeds may be, at least partly, mediated by stimulated insulin release, and that the basic subfraction largely contributes to this stimulatory effect.
Steroid saponins from fenugreek seeds: Extraction, purification, and pharmacological investigation on feeding behavior and plasma cholesterol
Effects of a fenugreek seed extract on feeding behaviour in the rat: Metabolic-endocrine correlates
4-Hydroxyisoleucine: experimental evidence of its insulinotropic and antidiabetic properties.
- C. Broca, R. Gross, G. Ribes
- Medicine, BiologyAmerican Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and…
- 1 October 1999
In non-insulin-dependent diabetic (NIDD) rats, a single intravenous administration of 4-OH-Ile partially restored glucose-induced insulin response without affecting glucose tolerance; a 6-day subchronic administration of4-OH -Ile reduced basal hyperglycemia, decreased basal insulinemia, and slightly, but significantly, improved glucose tolerance.
Hypocholesterolaemic effect of fenugreek seeds in dogs.
Antidiabetic Effects of Subtractions from Fenugreek Seeds in Diabetic Dogs
- G. Ribes, Y. Sauvaire, C. D. Costa, J. Baccou, M. Loubatières-Mariani
- BiologyProceedings of the Society for Experimental…
- 1 June 1986
The results show that the antidiabetic properties of fenugreek seeds are contained in the testa and endosperm, which is not possible to exclude the existence of one or more unknown active pharmacological compounds in this subfraction of the seed.