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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 123) Last page : ( 126)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2016.00023.9

Evaluation of Antidiabetic Activity of Rumex vesicarius in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Albino Rats

Reddy Nadiminti Satish*, Vidyasabbani, Pravanthi B., Laxmi B. Vijaya, Harika B.

Department of Pharmacology, Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Vishnupur, Narsapur, Medak, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: satishreddy949@gmail.com

Online published on 18 October, 2016.

Abstract

Objective

The main objective of this work is to evaluate the invivo antidiabetic activity of ethanolic extract of Rumex vesicarius in the streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.

Methods

Single intraperitoneal injection (i.p.) of streptozotocin (60 mg/kg body weight) was used for induction of diabetes in albino rats. The induction of diabetes was confirmed after 3 days of streptozotocin injection and rats with fasting blood glucose levels were greater than 200 mg/dl and were considered to be diabetic used in the experiment. Rumex vesicarius at a once daily dose of 100 mg/kg, 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg along with Glibenclamide 10 mg/kg was also given for 1 week. On the last day, the blood was collected from all group of rats which have fasted overnight by puncturing the retro-orbit of the eye under mild ether anesthetic condition.

Results

The statistical data indicated that the different doses of Rumex vesicarius significantly decreases the level of blood glucose in streptozotocin induced rats. This result indicated that Rumex vesicarius can protect pancreatic βcells from streptozotocin induced damage which is confirmed by the results of histopathological examination of pancreas.

Conclusion

Our investigation has clearly indicated that ethanolic extract of Rumex vesicarius showed antihyperglycemic activity due to its possible systemic effect involving in pancreatic mechanism.

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Keywords

Rumex vesicarius, Diabetes, Histopathology, Pancreas, Glibenclamide.

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