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 RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-76

Antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, and antioxidant activities of Musa balbisiana Colla. in Type 1 diabetic rats


1 Department of Pharmacology, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

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Mukundam Borah
Department of Pharmacology, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Assam
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.201030

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Objectives: To evaluate the antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, and antioxidant activities of the ethanolic extracts of the flowers and inflorescence stalk of Musa balbisiana Colla. in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced Type 1 diabetic rats. Materials and Methods: Diabetes was induced in male Wistar albino rats (150–200 g) by single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (60 mg/kg b.w. i.p.). Albino rats (n = 25) were divided into five groups, of which five animals each. Group A (normal control) and Group B (diabetic control) received normal saline (10 ml/kg/day p.o.), whereas Group C and Group D received 250 mg/kg/day p.o. of flower and inflorescence stalk ethanolic extracts, respectively, for 2 weeks. Group E (diabetic standard) received 6 U/kg/day s.c of Neutral Protamine Hagedorn insulin. Fasting blood sugar, serum insulin, catalase (CAT), malondialdehyde (MDA), and serum lipid profile were estimated at specific intervals of time. Effect of the extracts on intestinal glucose absorption was also evaluated to know the probable mechanism of action. Results: Diabetic control exhibited significant increase in blood glucose, serum cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein, serum MDA levels and decreased serum CAT, and high-density lipoprotein levels which were significantly reverted by flower and inflorescence stalk ethanolic extracts after 2 weeks. Serum insulin levels were in increased (P < 0.05), and intestinal glucose absorption decreased significantly (P < 0.01) in extract-treated groups. Conclusion: Flower and inflorescence stalk of M. balbisiana Colla. possess significant antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, and antioxidant activities in STZ-induced Type 1 diabetic rats.






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