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Cyperus tegetum Roxb is herb growing naturally in marshy land in the humid tropics in India. Cyperus tegetum belongs to the family Cyperaceae. The stem of the plant is used for making mats for floor covering as well as decoration. The plant is commonly known as mat stick, madur kathi (Bengali). Methanol extract of Cyperus tegetum Roxb was carried out by extraction procedure and phytochemical test was evaluated to confirm the presence of alkaloid, glycosides, proteins, amino acids, phenolic compounds, flavonoid and tannins in extract. Diabetes is a clinical syndrome characterized by hyperglycemia due to absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Recent decades have experienced a sharp increase in the incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus. The objective of present work was to evaluate the antidiabetic activity of petroleum ether and aqueous extract of root of Cyperus tegetum Roxb. The samples were studied for their effect on inhibition of alpha amylase. α- Amylase inhibition was in a dose dependent manner.
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Author(s): Ankita Banerjee Merina Paul Das and Anu
Cyperus tegetum Roxb, Methanolic extract, Phytochemicals, Antidiabetic activity.