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ea0010p34 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2005

Hypoglycaemic effects of Hypoxis hemerocallidea (Fisch. and C. A. Mey.) [Hypoxidaceae] corm ethanolic extract in rats

Musabayane C , Gondwe M , Shode F , Ojewole J

Previous studies in our laboratories suggest that Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm (African Potato) extract has a potential in the management of diabetes mellitus. Accordingly, we investigated the short-term effect of Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm ethanolic crude extract (APE) on blood glucose levels of Wistar rats (250–300 g b.wt). Oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT) were conducted in five separate groups (n=6 in each group) of male Wistar rats (250–300 g b...