Determination of in vitro antidiabetic effects of Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Naila Abdul Sattar Fatma Hussain Tahira Iqbal Munir Ahmad Sheikh About the authors

Aqueous extracts of Zingiber officinale rhizomes were studied to evaluate their antidiabetic effects on protein glycation and on the diffusion of glucose in vitro in the present study. Zingiber officinale rhizome aqueous extract were examined at concentrations of 5, 10, 20 and 40 g/L. The antidiabetic effects were found to be dose-dependent. Antidiabetic potential of Zingiber officinale was mainly through inhibition of the glucose diffusion and to a limited extent by reducing the glycation. However, further studies are needed to determine in vitro effects of therapeutic potential by restraining postprandial glucose absorptions and plasma protein glycations in diabetic subjects.

Zingiber officinale; Zingiber officinale; Zingiber officinale; Diabetes mellitus; Hyperglycemia; Proteins; Glucose

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