GARLIC USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE TO CONTROL DIABETIC MELLITUS IN ALLOXAN-INDUCED MALE RABBITS

  • Hidayatullah Mahesar Department of Physiology
  • Bhutto MA Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • Khand AA Department of Physiology
  • Narejo NT Department of Freshwater Biology and Fisheries, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Keywords: diabetic mellitus, alloxan-induced, Herbal medicines

Abstract

Background: Herbal medicines are widely used because of their effectiveness, less side effects and low cost, so investigation on such agents from traditional medicinal plants has become more important in present day studies on medical sciences. Garlic is one of the most popular herbs used as an anti-diabetic agent. In present study possible anti diabetic effects of garlic were studied in alloxan-induced diabetic male rabbits, compared to normal control and diabetic control male rabbits. Methods: The blood samples were collected every third day and anti-diabetic effects of garlic were observed every time. The serum cholesterol level and body weight were also studied. With an aqueous extract of garlic (1% solution/Kg) body weight for 30 days significantly lowered serum glucose level (38.88%) and serum cholesterol level (57%). Results and Conclusion: The results indicate that garlic possesses a beneficial anti-hyperglycaemic effect in alloxan-induced rabbits.

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Published
2010-06-30
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Mahesar H, MA B, AA K, NT N. GARLIC USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE TO CONTROL DIABETIC MELLITUS IN ALLOXAN-INDUCED MALE RABBITS. PJP [Internet]. 30Jun.2010 [cited 8Mar.2021];6(1):39-1. Available from: http://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/745