Journal article

Jamun (Syzygium cumini) seed and fruit extract attenuate hyperglycemia in diabetic rats

Ahmad Raza, Masood Sadiq Butt, undefined Iahtisham-Ul-Haq, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TROPICAL BIOMEDICINE | WOLTERS KLUWER MEDKNOW PUBLICATIONS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Objective To evaluate the potential of both jamun (Syzygium cumini) seed and fruit extracts against hyperglycemia. Methods Male Sprague Dawley rats were used to evaluate hypoglycemic potential of jamun extracts. Purposely, jamun fruit and seed's ethanolic extracts based diets were provided to normal and high sucrose diet induced hyperglycemic/diabetic rats for sixty days. The serum glucose and insulin levels were monitored at monthly intervals to evaluate hypoglycemic effect of jamun extracts. Results The results of instant research depicted that both seed and fruit extracts reduce the blood glucose level significantly and also regulate the insulin levels in hyperglycemic rats. It was noted ..

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Grants

Awarded by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan under Pak-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program Phase IV


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to Functional and Nutraceutical Food Research Section, National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. This research was partially supported by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan under Pak-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program Phase IV (Grant No. 10/01/10-09/30/12) with project entitled "Establishment of Functional and Nutraceutical Food Research Section at the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan".