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Petiveria alliacea

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

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.


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.

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

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