Vol. 28 (4) 2007 Neuro endocrinology letters

Effects of Ballota nigra on glucose and insulin in alloxan-diabetic albino rats.

: The hypoglycemic effect of Ballota nigra extract on albino rats was investigated. Alloxan-induced diabetes mellitus was accompanied by several fold increases in plasma glucose. Administration of aqueous extract of B. nigra extract significantly reduced glucose in both healthy and diabetic rats. These results suggest that B. nigra poss.....