Title

Effects of powdered leaves of Momordica charantia (ampalaya), Lagerstroemia speciosa (Banaba), and Ipomoea batatas (Kamote tops) on blood glucose level of Mus musculus

Date of Publication

1997

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Biology

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Biology

Abstract/Summary

Momordica charantia (Ampalaya), Lagerstroemia speciosa (Banaba), and Ipomoea batatas (Kamote tops) are medicinal plants that have been proven to have a lowering effect on blood glucose level. The study determined which of the three mentioned plants has the most promising effect on lowering blood sugar level. Thirty-five 5-week-old, male Mus musculus (Albino mice) whose weights ranged from 18-22 grams were divided into seven groups, five mice per group. Except for the control group, each group was fed daily for 8 weeks with the different powdered leaves of the different medicinal plants assigned to a particular group. Experimental groups 1, 3 and 5 received 10 grams of different powdered leaves depending on what plants was designated to them. Experimental groups 2, 4 and 6 received 20 grams of different powdered leaves depending also on what plant was assigned to them. Blood glucose testings were done every after 2 weeks of plant powder administration for 8 weeks. Comparison between the medicinal plants studied was done with the use of Analysis of Variance and Duncan's Multiple Range Test. Among the plants studied, Lagerstroemia speciosa or Banaba was found to have the most potential in lowering blood glucose level.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU07567

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

43 leaves

Keywords

Medicinal plants; Powders (Pharmary); Blood sugar; Mice; Glucose; Medicinal powders

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