[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the hypoglycemic activity of Eugenia jambolana Lam. Materials and Methods: (Myrtaceae) root extracts. 100 mg/kg of body weight of the extracts were orally administered to streptozotocin-induced diabetic rabbits and to nicotinamide-streptozotocin-induced diabetic rabbits. Results: Our results showed that aqueous and alcoholic extract of Eugenia jambolana roots have no effect on fasting blood glucose levels of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rabbits as well as nicotinamide-streptozotocin-induced diabetic rabbits. Conclusion: Eugenia jambolana root lacks the hypoglycaemic activity.
Pakistan Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research. 01/2013; 1(2):32-36.