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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58-60

Insignificant antidiabetic activity of rhizome of Zingiber zerumbet

1 Sagar Institute of Technology and Management, Barabanki, India
2 Institute of Technology and Management, Gorakhpur, India

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A Pandey
Institute of Technology & Management, AL-1 Sector-7, GIDA, Gorakhpur 273 209, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-9234.75707

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Objective: To investigate the antidiabetic activity of Z. zerumbet in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: The diabetic rats were given aqueous extract of Z. zerumbet (200 mg/kg) and glibenclamide (10 mg/kg) for 21 days, and their hypoglycemic activity and effect on body weight were assessed. Result: The treatment with aqueous extract of Z. zerumbet and glibenclamide both showed hypoglycemic activity but efficacy of Z. zerumbet is not as significant as glibenclamide. Glibenclamide maintain the body weight of rats throughout the study period, whereas the body weight of Z. zerumbet-treated rats significantly falls. Conclusion: This study suggests that aqueous extract of Z. zerumbet shows no significant activity in STZ-induced diabetic rats.

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