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Exploratory Investigation On The Hypoglycemic Effect Of Abelmoschus Esculentus In Mice

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 11)

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Page : 249-253

Keywords : Index Terms Abelmuschus Esculentus AE; Blood Glucose; Diabetes Mellitus; Hypoglycemic Effect.;

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Abstract The increased number of glucose in the blood is called Diabetes 7 and is forecasted to be a very major disease by 2030.7 There is a pressing need to explore better remediation be it in form of synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals. This paper made an exploratory investigation on the hypoglycemic effect of a common food item known as okra or Abemoschus esculentus EA. Six 6 mice were randomly selected and grouped into 2 groups and were given extracts from the fruit of Abelmoschus esculentus EAokra which was chopped into three pieces and was soak in 250ml potable water overnight. 1st group is the Control Group and the 2nd group is the Treatment Group. Average results of the two 2 groups are determined and recorded upon conducting this experimental research. The Control Group has an average result of 94mgdl in the 1st test 99mgdl in the 2nd test 94mgdl in the 3rd test 101mgdl in the 4th test 97mgdl in the 5th test and 73mg dl in the 6th test. The Treatment Group has an average result of 87mgdl in the 1st test 99mgdl in the 2nd test 124mgdl in the 3rd test 129mgdl in the 4th test 115mgdl in the 5th test and 88mgdl in the 6th test. Results indicated that the extract from Abelmoschus esculentus EAokra has hypoglycemic effect and no observable changes in behavior are noticed to the mice. It is recommended to replicate the study with more number of mice and longer observation period.

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