Evaluation of the inhibition of carbohydrate hydrolysing enzymes, antioxidant activity and polyphenolic content of extracts of ten African Ficus species (Moraceae) used traditionally to treat diabetes

@inproceedings{Olaokun2013EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the inhibition of carbohydrate hydrolysing enzymes, antioxidant activity and polyphenolic content of extracts of ten African Ficus species (Moraceae) used traditionally to treat diabetes},
  author={Oyinlola O. Olaokun and Lyndy J McGaw and Jacobus Nicolaas Eloff and Vinasan Naidoo},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Some Ficus species have been used in traditional African medicine in the treatment of diabetes. The antidiabetic potential of certain species has been confirmed in vivo but the mechanism of activity remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to determine the activity and to investigate the mechanism of antidiabetic activity of ten selected Ficus species through inhibition of α-amylase and α-glucosidase activity, and the possible relationship between these activities, the total… CONTINUE READING
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