RESEARCH ARTICLES

HYPOGLYCAEMIC EFFECT OF PHYLLANTHUS NIRURI LEAVES IN RABBITS
N. G. Kumar, A. M. Chandrasekharan Nair, V. R. Raghunandanan and M . K. Rajagopalan

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.1989. 20:77-80

Copyright: © 1988 N. G.  Kumar et.al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Abstract


Alcoholic extract of Phyllanthus niruri leaves at an oral dose of 250 mg/kg produced a significant decrease in the blood glucose level of alloxan induced diabetic rabbits. The results ware compared with that of an oral hypoglycaemic agent, Metformin (120 mglkg).