Effect of chard (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla) on blood glucose levels in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rabbits


Yanardaǧ R. , ÇOLAK H.

Pharmacy and Pharmacology Communications, cilt.4, sa.6, ss.309-311, 1998 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Dergi Adı: Pharmacy and Pharmacology Communications
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.309-311

Özet

The hypoglycaemic effect of chard leaves (Beta vulgaris L. var. cicla) in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rabbits was investigated. Blood glucose levels were determined after oral administration of various doses of aqueous and methanolic extracts of chard. In normal rabbits, 2 g kg-1 aqueous chard extract significantly (P < 0.01) reduced blood glucose levels 4 h after administration. In diabetic rabbits, 2, 4 and 8 g kg-1 aqueous chard extract had a significant (P < 0.1) antihyperglycaemic effect. Methanolic extracts of chard had no significant effect on blood glucose in either group.