Potential hypoglycemic effect of an ethanol extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum in C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice.

@article{Yeo2008PotentialHE,
  title={Potential hypoglycemic effect of an ethanol extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum in C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice.},
  author={Jiyoung Yeo and Young-Jin Kang and S M Jeon and Un Ju Jung and M. Lee and Hebok Song and M P Choi},
  journal={Journal of medicinal food},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={709-16}
}
This study was conducted to evaluate the antihyperglycemic effect of an extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino, containing standardized concentrations of gypenosides, in C57BL/KSJ-db/db mice. For 5 weeks, animals were provided a standard AIN-76 diet (normal control) with rosiglitazone (0.005%, wt/wt) or two different doses of G. pentaphyllum ethanol extract (GPE) of the plant leaves (0.0025% and 0.01%, wt/wt). After the experimental period, the blood glucose levels of the high-dose GPE- and… CONTINUE READING