Evaluation of antidiabetic activity of L. and L. leaves as Egyptian remedies used for the treatment of diabetes.

Citation:
Hago, S., E. A. Mahrous, M. Moawad, S. Abdel-Wahab, and E. Abdel-Sattar, "Evaluation of antidiabetic activity of L. and L. leaves as Egyptian remedies used for the treatment of diabetes.", Natural product research, vol. 35, issue 5, pp. 829-835, 2021.

Abstract:

are used in the Egyptian folk medicine for their hypoglycemic effects. The standardized ethanolic extracts of both plants caused a significant decrease in fasting blood glucose level at two different doses (250 and 500 mg/kg) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats' model. Further, antioxidant activity and α-glucosidase inhibition assays were conducted as well as the measurement of insulin levels and the biomarkers for both liver and kidney functions in the treated animals. Beneficiary effects of BMLE and BVLE in the treatment of diabetes were found not to be limited to hypoglycemic effect but included preventing liver and kidney tissue damage that are associated with diabetes. A strong inhibition of the α-glucosidase enzyme by both extracts may be a contributing mechanism in the overall anti-diabetic effect that was observed. Further detailed study is needed in the future to explore the mechanism of action of both plants.