Anti-diabetic effects of lemon balm ( Melissa officinalis) essential oil on glucose- and lipid-regulating enzymes in type 2 diabetic mice.

@article{Chung2010AntidiabeticEO,
  title={Anti-diabetic effects of lemon balm ( Melissa officinalis) essential oil on glucose- and lipid-regulating enzymes in type 2 diabetic mice.},
  author={Mi Ja Chung and Sung-Yun Cho and Muhammad Javidul Haque Bhuiyan and Kyoung Heon Kim and Sung-Joon Lee},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={180-8}
}
The antioxidant activity of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) essential oil (LBEO) on 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals and its hypoglycaemic effect in db/db mice were investigated. LBEO scavenged 97 % of DPPH radicals at a 270-fold dilution. Mice administered LBEO (0.015 mg/d) for 6 weeks showed significantly reduced blood glucose (65 %; P < 0.05) and TAG concentrations, improved glucose tolerance, as assessed by an oral glucose tolerance test, and significantly higher serum insulin… CONTINUE READING
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