Essay about Research on Anethum Graveolans L as a Treatment for Diabetus
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Dill (Anethum graveolans L.) aerial parts a renewed interest in medicinal plants because generally they do not elicit any side effects. In present study, effect of the hydro-alcoholic extract of the Anethum graveolans L. aerial parts on serum glucose, total cholesterol, triglyceride, C-LDL, C-HDL, urea, uric acid, creatinine, alkaline phosphatase (AP), alanine aminotransaminase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransaminase (AST) enzymes levels were investigated in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. The animals were made diabetic using by alloxan (90 mg/kg, i.p.). The hydroethanolic extract at doses 50, 100, 200 and 300 mg/kg, i.p. were administered for 14 days, intraperitoneally. Blood samples were obtained from heart after 14 days. The group of…show more content… With the number of cases expected to increase rapidly in the years to come, diabetes is a growing health challenge worldwide. With the active encouragement of the WHO, an attempt is being made to collect traditional medical information used for the treatment of diabetes for study in modern laboratories in order to scientifically evaluate therapeutic efficacies .
In recent years much research is focused on the development of herbal medicines which offer exemplary source for drug discovery . Despite remarkable advances made in the management of diabetes by the use of synthetic drugs, there has been a renewed interest in medicinal plants because generally they do not elicit any side effects. Dill (Anethum graveolans L.) aerial parts have a renewed interest in medicinal plants because generally they do not elicit any side effects.
Dill is one such herbal plant known as “Shevid or Shebet” in Iran and its botanical name is Anethum graveolans L. belonging to family Apiaceae. A. graveolens is an annual or biennial herb. It grows up to 90–120 cm tall and has slender branched stems, finely divided leaves, small umbels (2–9 cm diameter) of yellow flowers, and long spindle-shaped roots. In general, dill leaves (dill weeds) and seeds (small fragrant fruits) are used as seasoning. The leaves could be used in eggs, meats,