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Keywords:

  • hypoglycaemic activity;
  • Spathodea campanulata

Abstract

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.