Author(s): Mathew PT, Augusti KT
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Abstract Hypoglycaemic fractions of A. cepa Linn (onion) have been separated. After 7 days treatment, the more active hypoglycaemic fraction was about half as active as Phenformin in lowering the fasting blood sugar of alloxan-diabetic rabbits. Oral administration of the hypoglycaemic fraction to alloxan-diabetic rabbits improved their glucose tolerance also. Juice expressed residue of onion, when fed to diabetic patients along with their food, controlled the hyperglycaemia effectively.
This article was published in Indian J Physiol Pharmacol
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