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Antihyperglycemic Potential of Matricaria pubescens (Desf.) Schultz. in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats

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Ayoub Amssayef, Mohammed Ajebli and Mohamed Eddouks*   Pages 1 - 8 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Aims: The aim of the study was to investigate the antihyperglycemic activity of Matricaria pubescens. Background: Matricaria pubescens (Def). Shultz (Asteraceae) is commonly used traditionally for the treatment of diabetes in Morocco.

Objective: This present investigation aimed to assess the antihyperglycemic and antioxidant effects of the aqueous extract of aerial part of Matricaria pubescens (M. pubescens).

Methods: The effect of a single and repeated oral administration of the aqueous extract of aerial part of M. pubescens (AEAPMP) at a dose of 40 mg/kg on glucose was examined in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Additionally, histopathological examination of pancreas and liver was carried out according to the Hematoxylin-Eosin method. The antioxidant activity was performed using the DPPH assay.

Results: The results showed that the aqueous extract of M. pubescens (AEAPMP) exhibited a significant lowering activity on blood glucose levels in STZ-induced diabetic rats. In addition, AEAPMP ameliorated the histopathological tissues of liver and pancreas. Furthermore, a potential in vitro antioxidant of AEAPMP has been shown.

Conclusion: In conclusion, this study demonstrates that M. pubescens possesses a beneficial effect against hyperglycemia associated with diabetes.

Keywords:

Antihyperglycemic, Matricaria pubescens, histopathology; streptozotocin, aqueous extract, antioxidant.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, BP 509, Boutalamine, 52000. Errachidia, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, BP 509, Boutalamine, 52000. Errachidia, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, BP 509, Boutalamine, 52000. Errachidia



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