HAEMOLYTIC ACTIVITIES AND ANTIDIABETIC EFFECT OF TERMINALIA ARJUNA AND EMBLICA OFFICINALIS
Amit Gupta* and Sushama R. Chaphalkar
Objective- To investigate anti-diabetic and haemolytic activity of aqueous stem bark extract of Terminalia arjuna and Emblica officinalis. Methods- Antidiabetic bioassay was done through estimation of blood counts, total cellular (i.e. proteins) and free haemoglobin content in diabetic blood plasma and also determined its haemolytic activity in human whole blood. Results- Overall, the results suggest that aqueous stem bark extract of Terminalia arjuna and Emblica officinalis showed anti-diabetic activity with respect to enhancement of granulocytes count and decrease in free haemoglobin content including total cellular content in diabetic human whole blood and plasma samples. Conclusions- Terminalia arjuna and Emblica officinalis, aqueous stem bark extract revealed the presence of bio-active constituents which are known to exhibit anti-diabetic activities.
Keywords: Terminalia arjuna; Emblica officinalis; aqueous stem bark extract; haemolytic; diabetic.
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