Glucose lowering efficacy of Ficus racemosa bark extract in normal and alloxan diabetic rats.


Journal Article

The glucose-lowering efficacy of a methanol extract of the stem bark of Ficus racemosa Linn. (MEBFR) (Family Moraceae) was evaluated both in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. The MEBFR at the doses examined (200 and 400 mg/kg p.o.) exhibited significant hypoglycaemic activity in both experimental animal models when compared with the control group. The activity was also comparable to that of the effect produced by a standard antidiabetic agent, glibenclamide 10 mg/kg. The present investigation established pharmacological evidence to support the folklore claim that it is an antidiabetic agent.

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Cited Authors

  • Bhaskara Rao, R; Murugesan, T; Sinha, S; Saha, BP; Pal, M; Mandal, SC

Published Date

  • September 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 590 - 592

PubMed ID

  • 12237822

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12237822

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1099-1573

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0951-418X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ptr.988


  • eng