Author(s): Stanely Mainzen Prince P, Menon VP, Stanely Mainzen Prince P, Menon VP, Stanely Mainzen Prince P, Menon VP, Stanely Mainzen Prince P, Menon VP
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Abstract The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the hypoglycaemic and hypolipidaemic effects of an alcohol extract of Tinospora cordifolia roots, an indigenous plant used in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Oral administration of the extract of Tinospora cordifolia (TCREt) roots for 6 weeks resulted in a significant reduction in blood and urine glucose and in lipids in serum and tissues in alloxan diabetic rats. The extract also prevented a decrease in body weight. Thus our study clearly shows that an alcohol TCREt has a hypoglycaemic and hypolipidaemic action. Copyright 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
This article was published in Phytother Res
and referenced in Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy