Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000725
Title: Antidiabetic activity of insulin plant (Costus igneus) leaf extract in diabetic rats
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
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    The aim of this research was to investigate antidiabetic activity of Costus igneus (also known as insulin plant) leaves extracts in alloxan induced diabetic albino rats. A comparison was made between the action of Costus igneus extract and a known antidiabetic drug glibenclamide (600 µg/kg body wt.). An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was also performed in experimental diabetic rats. Ethanolic extracts of Costus igneus were obtained by simple maceration method & were subjected to standardization by phytochemical screening methods. Preliminary phytochemical investigations showed the presence of alkaloids and steroids in ethanolic extract. Dose selection was made on the basis of acute oral toxicity study (50mg to 5000 mg/kg body weight) as per OECD guidelines. Costus igneus ethanolic extract showed significant (P<0.001) antidiabetic activity. These extracts also prevented body weight loss in diabetic rats. We are the first to report Costus igneus leaves pharmacognostic, phytochemical investigations and its antidiabetic activity in OGTT and alloxan induced model.

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    Bhat Vishnu*, Asuti Naveen, Kamat Akshay, Sikarwar Mukesh. S., Patil M. B.

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    *Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, K.L.E’S College of Pharmacy, Ankola-581314, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka, India,

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    Bhat Vishnu
    Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry,
    K.L.E’S College of Pharmacy, Ankola-581314,
    Uttar Kannada, Karnataka, India,


    Received on: 20-10-2009; Revised on: 19-12-2009; Accepted on:22-02-2010

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    Author:

    Bhat Vishnu*, Asuti Naveen, Kamat Akshay, Sikarwar Mukesh. S., Patil M. B.

    Title:Antidiabetic activity of insulin plant (Costus igneus) leaf extract in diabetic rats
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (March)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (608-611)
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    Methodology:Antidiabetic activity
    Research Materials:Costus igneus

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Alloxan Antidiabetic activity TLC Costus igneus

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