Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2015)
In-vitro antidiabetic studies of various extracts of Taraxacum officinale
M. Amin Mir, S. S. Sawhney, M. M. S. Jassal
Diabetes is a common and dangerous disease worldwide and its main factor is the insulin deduction leading to the increment in the blood glucose level, whose consequences lead to various cardiovascular diseases. There are chemical substances which act like insulin but have side effects associated with them. So Ayurvedic systems moved towards the alternative which doesn’t bear adverse effects in addition to the insulin property. So this study upon the antidiabetic properties was carried out in which alpha-amylase and alpha glucoside inhibition showed good response. The results showed that water extracts of all plant parts have highest antidiabetic properties as compared to that of methanol extracts. Among the different parts of the plant, the stem showed highest activity fallowed by roots and least activity furnished by flowers of plant.
How to cite this article:
M. Amin Mir, S. S. Sawhney, M. M. S. Jassal. In-vitro antidiabetic studies of various extracts of Taraxacum officinale. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(1):61-66.