Anti-diabetic activity of Picrorrhiza kurroa extract.

  title={Anti-diabetic activity of Picrorrhiza kurroa extract.},
  author={Karen L. Joy and Ramadasan Kuttan},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={67 2},
An alcoholic extract of Picrorrhiza kurroa was found to lower blood glucose in basal conditions and after a heavy glucose load in normal rats. Maximum reduction in serum glucose was observed after 2 h at a dose level of 75 mg extract/kg of body weight. P. kurroa extract was also found to reduce the increase of blood sugar in alloxan-induced diabetic rats (43% at 75 mg/kg body weight and 60% at 150 mg/kg body weight). Chronic administration of the extract significantly reduced the blood sugar in… CONTINUE READING
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