Antihyperglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Costus speciosus in alloxan induced diabetic rats

  title={Antihyperglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of Costus speciosus in alloxan induced diabetic rats},
  author={J. H. Bavarva and A. V. R. L. Narasimhacharya},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  • J. H. Bavarva, A. V. R. L. Narasimhacharya
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Phytotherapy Research
  • Hyperglycemia, abnormal lipid and antioxidant profiles are the most usual complications in diabetes mellitus. In the present study, the antihyperglycemic, antihyperlipemic and antioxidant potency of an ethanol extract of Costus speciosus root was investigated in alloxan‐induced diabetic male (Charles Foster) rats. Four groups of alloxan diabetic rats (n = 6) were administered orally with different doses of Costus speciosus root extract (150, 300 and 450 mg/kg BW) and a standard drug… CONTINUE READING
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