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International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research (IJLPR)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume 2 Issue 4, October - December 2012    Pages:68-72
ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY OF KOVAI KIZHANGU CHOORANAM IN ALLOXAN INDUCED DIABETIC RATS

P. PARTHIBAN, RAVIKUMAR, J. ANBU AND ASHWINI ANJANA
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Abstract:
Kovai Kizhangu Choornam has been widely used in Siddha system of medicine for diabetes. The powder (Kovai Kizhangu Choornam) showed a significant inhibitory effect was screened at 500 mg/kg, for the in vivo anti-diabetic activity on alloxan induced diabetic rats. Glibenclamide: Metformin (0.5:40mg/kg) used as reference standard. Single dose (400 mg/kg) treatment with the siddha drug Kovai Kizhangu Choornam produced anti-hyperglycaemic effect (antidiabetic effect). The trial drug showed a significant anti-diabetic activity and were comparable with that of standard thus validating the traditional claim of the plant.
Keywords: Kovai Kizhangu Choornam, Siddha system, Glibenclamide, Metformin, Anti-diabetic activity, Alloxan
 
 
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