The plant Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.) belongs to Ulmaceae family. This species is used traditionally for the treatment of edema, diabetes, leprosy, skin diseases, intestinal disorders and piles. The present study of antidiabetic activity of the stem bark extract of Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.) was investigated in alloxan induced diabetic rats. The treatment was continue for 21 days. High mortality rate was seen in alloxan induced diabetic rats. The blood glucose level, body weight and lipid profile was estimated. The blood glucose level decreases gradually in the animals treated with the bark extract (250 mg/kg b.w.and 500 mg/kg b.w., orally), it was found to be statistically significant after 15 day treatment at dose level of 500 mg/kg.The prevention of loss of body weight in diabetic animals was found to be significant on day 15 in the animals of both treatment groups.
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Jyoti Sharma, SC Sharma, YS Sarangdevot, Bhupendra Vyas.
Study of Antidiabetic activity of the stem bark extract of Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.). Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2012; 4(3): 181-184.