Effect of Bauhinia forficata aqueous extract on the maternal-fetal outcome and oxidative stress biomarkers of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

@article{Volpato2008EffectOB,
  title={Effect of Bauhinia forficata aqueous extract on the maternal-fetal outcome and oxidative stress biomarkers of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.},
  author={Gustavo Tadeu Volpato and D{\'e}bora Cristina Damasceno and Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge and Carlos Roberto Padovani and Iracema de Mattos Paranhos Calderon},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={116 1},
  pages={131-7}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Bauhinia forficata Link, commonly known as "paw-of-cow", is widely used in Brazilian folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes. AIM OF THIS STUDY To evaluate the effect of Bauhinia forficata treatment on maternal-fetal outcome and antioxidant systems of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Virgin female Wistar rats were injected with 40 mg/kg streptozotocin before mating. Oral administration of an aqueous extract of Bauhinia forficata… CONTINUE READING

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