A study at the University of Kerbala has discussed the evaluation of the anti-diabetic activity of a herbal mixture in animals.

A master’s thesis at the College of Science at the University of Kerbala has discussed the evaluation of the anti-diabetic activity of a herbal mixture in animals inducing diabetes by alloxan by a student Ahmed Hammoud Abboud, and the presence of the Dean of the College of Science, Assistant Professor Dr. Jassem Hanoun Hashem, the scientific and administrative assistants and the head of the Department of biology.
The thesis aims to know the effectiveness of plant aqueous extracts of the three plants (cardamon, black lemon, and pistaj) on some vital activities in the body. As well as, studying some changes in the functional, physiological and histological parameters of the liver and kidney resulting from the development of diabetes mellitus and trying to reach a conclusion. A plant treatment for diabetes, which may lead to the avoidance of chemical drugs to have side effects by knowing the therapeutic effects of a mixture of plant parts and dosed for rabbits induced by diabetes by alloxan in the form of a water extract with different concentrations and the possibility of this extract to reduce the blood sugar of animals and improve A picture of the lipids affected by the action of alloxan and a study of the antioxidant effects of the plant parts and the knowledge of tissue changes (liver, kidney, pancreas) that were affected by the development of diabetes mellitus. The study concluded that the plants used (Citrus aurantifolia, Elettaria cardamon, and Boswellia sacra) have improved anti-diabetic effects, as they worked to reduce the damage caused by the tissue destruction and dysfunction caused by alloxan.
The study recommended studying the effectiveness of plant extracts when dosing animals, as well as studying the effect of plant aqueous extracts used on the digestive system, studying the effect of plant extracts on the level of liver enzymes, and a comparative study of taking the herbal mixture without extraction, using the traditional and popularly used method, to evaluate the efficiency of the herbal mixture compared to water extracts. A study of the use of plant extracts and their comparison with pharmaceutical drugs used to regulate diabetes mellitus.

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