Antihyperglycemic activity of Passiflora mollissima bailey
1 Department of Pharmacognosy, B. R. Nahata College Pharmacy and Research Center, Mandsaur - 458 001, India 2 Department of Pharmacognosy, J. S. S. College of Pharmacy, Ooty - 643001, India
E Edwin Department of Pharmacognosy, B. R. Nahata College Pharmacy and Research Center, Mandsaur - 458 001 India E-mail: [email protected]
According to the local traditional healers in Ooty, leaves of Passiflora mollissima Bailey are being used as an antidiabetic drug. In this direction, the ethanol extract of Passiflora mollissima was tested for its anti diabetic activity in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. The extract was studied at two dose level, 100 mg/kg and 200 mg/kg respectively. The activity was compared with reference standard, phenformin and control. The plant extract at a dose of 100 mg/kg and 200 mg/kg significantly ( P <0.001) lowered the blood sugar level of hyperglycemic rats.