Hypoglycaemic activity of Spathodea campanulata stem bark decoction in mice
Article first published online: 18 JAN 2006
Copyright © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 64–67, January/February 1993
How to Cite
Niyonzima, G., Scharpé, S., Van Beeck, L., Vlietinck, A. J., Laekeman, G. M. and Mets, T. (1993), Hypoglycaemic activity of Spathodea campanulata stem bark decoction in mice. Phytother. Res., 7: 64–67. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2650070115
- Issue published online: 18 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 18 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 MAR 1992
- hypoglycaemic activity;
- Spathodea campanulata
Decoction of the stem bark of Spathodea campanulata (SC) exerted a hypoglycaemic activity in streptozotocin (SZ) diabetic mice. Later, the decoction, washed with chloroform, was divided in water and butanol fractions. Both had a hypoglycaemic activity but were devoid of any influence on insulin levels in SZ diabetic mice. The decoction also decreased blood glucose levels in a glucose tolerance test (GTT) in normal mice.