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ea0012p36 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2006

The effects of Sclerocarya birrea [(a. rich.) hochst.] [Anacardiaceae] stem-bark aqueous extract on blood glucose, kidney and cardiovascular function in rats

Musabayane CT , Gondwe M , Kamadyaapa DR , Moodley K , Ojewole JAO

Available evidence suggests that Sclerocarya birrea stem-bark extract (SBE) which possesses hypoglycaemic activity may be useful in the treatment and management of diabetes mellitus. Since diabetes is associated with cardiovascular and kidney complications, we investigated the influence of SBE on blood glucose, blood pressure and renal function in some experimental animal paradigms. For OGTT tests, separate groups (n=6 in each group) of non-diabetic and streptozo...