Antidiabetic effects of Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch. gum, a novel food additive in China, on streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic rats.

@article{Xing2009AntidiabeticEO,
  title={Antidiabetic effects of Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch. gum, a novel food additive in China, on streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic rats.},
  author={Xiao-Hui Xing and Zheng-mao Zhang and Xin-Zhong Hu and Rui-qin Wu and Chao Xu},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={410-6}
}
AIM OF THE STUDY Since ancient times, practicians of traditional Chinese medicine have discovered that Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch. (Asteraceae) seed powder was useful for the treatment of diabetes. Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch. gum (ASK gum), which is extracted from seed powder of the plant, is a novel food additive favored by the food industry in China. The objective of this study was to determine the antidiabetic function of ASK gum on type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Type 2… CONTINUE READING