ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF PIPER BETLE IN ALLOXAN INDUCED TYPE 1 DIABETIC MODEL RATSAbstract
The aim of this study was to investigate the potential antidiabetic activity of Piper betle in alloxen induced diabetics. Rats were divided into 6 groups and Piper betle was administered containing 50, 100 and 200 mg/kgbwt powder, respectively in 1ml water orally in group A, B and C rats. Metformin (150 mg/kgbwt) used as a reference standard drug. Blood glucose (BG), triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), high density lipoproteins (HDL), low density lipoproteins (LDL), serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (SGOT) and serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) were estimated from the serum by using standard kits. Piper betle juice had shown significant lowered the blood glucose levels in all groups. In addition, body weight, organ (liver, kidney, heart and pancreas) weight, food intake, water intake were also examined in all treated groups and compared against diabetic control group. After 22 days daily administration of Piper betle, diabetic treated rats showed improvement in body weight, water intake as compared to diabetic control rats. In alloxan induced diabetic rats the maximum reduction in BG, TG, TC, HDL, LDL, SGOT and SGPT were observed at a dose level of 100 mg/kgbwt. The result of this study demonstrates the potentiality of Piper betle juice as a source of an antidiabetic action that could be harness for use in the health care delivery process.
Mst. Monira khatun, Md. Ashrafuzzaman Sapon, Md. Shamim Hossain ∗ and Md. Rezuanul Islam
Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering , Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
08 August, 2015
06 December, 2015
16 January, 2016
01 February, 2016