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Investigation of the Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Effects of the Aqueous Extract Obtained from the Bark of Guiacum Officinale (Lignum Vitae)

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.089
Pages: 
593–97
Synopsis: 
The bark of Guiacum Officinale (Lignum Vitae) is commonly used in folklore practice in Jamaica as a tea preparation to reduce inflammation and pain in knee joints. This study investigated and validated these claims and confirms no toxic effects within 24 hours at the doses used.

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Accepted: 
26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 04 Nov, 2015

Evaluation of the Hypoglycaemic Activity of Petiveria alliacea (Guinea Hen Weed) Extracts in Normoglycaemic and Diabetic Rat Models

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.142
Synopsis: 
The aqueous and hexane extracts of Petiveria alliacea were investigated for hypoglycaemic properties in normoglycaemic and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The findings demonstrated no significant changes in blood glucose levels in response to Petiveria alliacea treatment.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Petiveria alliacea (P alliacea) has ethno-traditional use as a hypoglycaemic agent in Jamaica and is yet to be scientifically validated as such.  Therefore, extracts of aerial parts of the plant were evaluated for hypoglycaemic activity in normoglycaemic and diabetic rats.

Revised: 
20 Sep, 2013
Accepted: 
27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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