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INVITRO SCREENING OF ANTI-DIABETIC POTENTIAL OF MIRABILIS JALAPA FLOWERS AND ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS LEAVES

Sunmathy Kanakamani, Saraswathi Uthamaramasamy* and Malathi Mangalanathan

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Phytochemical analysis of Mirabilis jalapa revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, tannins, saponins and lignins. It is used in the treatment of skin disease, as an anti-pyretic and anti-parasitic. Abelmoschus esculentus is the only vegetable crop in Malvaceae family. It possess diuretic and demulcent property. The present study was done with an objective to explore the anti-diabetic property of Mirabilis jalapa (Flowers) and Abelmoschus esculentus (Leaves).The in vitro Anti-diabetic activity was done by inhibiting alpha-amylase, glucose diffusion and non-enzymatic glycosylation. The results of the study revealed that Mirabilis jalapa flower extract exhibited increased anti-diabetic activity at a concentration of 1000 g/ml than the leaves of Abelmoschus esculentus. From the observed results, it is concluded that Mirabils jalapa flowers are good source of phytochemicals which is responsible for its anti-diabetic activity.

Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus, Anti-diabetic, Alpha-amylase inhibition, Glucose diffusion assay, Mirabilis jalapa.


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