Evaluating the toxic and beneficial effects of jering beans (Archidendron jiringa) in normal and diabetic rats.

@article{Shukri2011EvaluatingTT,
  title={Evaluating the toxic and beneficial effects of jering beans (Archidendron jiringa) in normal and diabetic rats.},
  author={Radhiah Shukri and Suhaila Mohamed and Noordin Mohamed Mustapha and Azizah Abdul Hamid},
  journal={Journal of the science of food and agriculture},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 14},
  pages={2697-706}
}
BACKGROUND Jering (Archidendron jiringa) is eaten in the tropics and traditionally extolled for treating diabetes, high blood pressure and eliminating bladder stones. Jering contains an unusual amino acid-djenkolic acid (S,S'-methylenebiscysteine)-which may form sharp crystals in the urinary tract, causing pain and haematuria. This study evaluates the beneficial and toxic effects of dietary jering on tissues and organs in normal and diabetic rats. RESULTS Dietary jering administered orally to… CONTINUE READING
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