Anti-Hyperglycemic Properties of Crude Extract and Triterpenes from Poria cocos

@inproceedings{Li2011AntiHyperglycemicPO,
  title={Anti-Hyperglycemic Properties of Crude Extract and Triterpenes  from Poria cocos},
  author={Tzu-Hsuan Li and C Hou and Cicero Lee-tian Chang and Wen-Chin Yang},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
  year={2011}
}
Poria cocos, Bai Fu Ling in Chinese, is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes. However, its claimed benefits and mechanism are not fully understood. This study aimed to investigate the effect and action of P. cocos on type 2 diabetes. We first performed phytochemical analysis on the crude extract and factions of P. cocos. P. cocos crude extract at 50 mg/kg body weight or more significantly decreased blood glucose levels in db/db mice. Based on a bioactivity-directed… CONTINUE READING

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