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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 470-478

The Role of Momordica charantia in Reducing the Level of Glucose in Mice
Maha Hameed A. Al-Bahrani*
Molecular and Medical Biotechnology Department, College of Applied Biotechnology, Al-Nahrin University, Baghdad, Iraq
*Corresponding author

The effects of aqueous and alcoholic extract (Momordica charantia) on the level of serum glucose were studied on 40 mature males distributed into 5 equal groups and fed basal diets. Group (1) was kept as control negative (fed on basal diet), while the other 4 groups were subcutaneously administered a single dosage of alloxan to induce experimental diabetes. Group (2) was left as a control positive group (diabetes) while the other groups (3), (4) and (5) were orally given Momordica charantia once a day at a dosage of 0.10, 0.20 and 0.40 mg/ml respectively, for 10 days. At the end of the experiment, blood samples from all mice were collected for a biochemical analysis. The results had an effect on the glucose level of the serum, at 0.30mg/ml of water extract of Momordica charantia. On the other hand, there are no effects on the glucose level at the higher dosages of Methanolic Momordica charantia extract.

Keywords: Momordica charantia,Glucose in Mice,Experimental diabetes.

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Maha Hameed A. Al-Bahrani. 2016. The Role of Momordica charantia in Reducing the Level of Glucose in Mice.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 470-478. doi:
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