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Investigating anti-oxidant and anti-diabetic activity of leaf extracts of Justicia adhatoda and Murraya koenigii

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biomedical Science, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi-110096, India
  • 2Department of Biomedical Science, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi-110096, India
  • 3Department of Biomedical Science, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi-110096, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (5), Pages 1-7, May,10 (2019)

Abstract

Justicia adhatoda and Murraya koenigii are well known indigenous medicinal plants which have always been used in various Ayurvedic medicines. Where J.adhatoda is known to be effective against bronchitis, asthma, blood disorders, cardiac problems, fever; M.koenigii is known to be useful as laxative, curing persistent boils, vitamin and calcium deficiency as well as osteoporosis. Apart from their uses in Ayurvedic and Unani system, these plants are given no importance in Allopathy. In Ayurvedic system, both plants are also known to be used in the treatment of Diabetes, whose existence can be dated back to Vedic period. The disease is the combination of multiple disorders commonly presenting with the hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance due to lack of insulin, defective insulin activity or both. Till now there is no complete cure of the disease as it is chronic and patient having the disease has to live on lifetime medication. Today, more and more researchers are focusing on plant based treatment as it is safe and devoid of any toxic side effects. In this study, Ethanol and DCM leaf extracts of J.adhatoda and M.koenigii were subjected to in-vitro analysis of Anti-oxidant and Anti-diabetic activity. Both in-vitro assays are the preliminary biochemical tests Both plant extracts were compared and evaluated to find the possible bioactive compound responsible for the above mentioned properties.

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