Assessment of in-vivo anti-diabetic and anti-diarrheal effects of Flemingia stricta Roxb. leaf

  • Md. Shahrear Biozid Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Nazmul Alam Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md. Jainul Abeden Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Md. Faruk Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ahmad Ibtehaz Chowdhury Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Muzahidul Islam Sajib Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Md. Masudur Rahman Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Md. Rafikul Islam Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh
Keywords: Flemingia stricta, Anti-diabetic, Anti-diarrheal, Alloxan, Metformin, Loperamide, Castor oil


The objective of this study was to evaluate the anti-diabetic and anti-diarrheal activity of methanol extract of Flemingia stricta Roxb. (Fabaceae) leaf. In anti-diabetic study, the extract was administered to alloxan-induce diabetic mice at two concentrations (200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg body weight) for acute (12 hours) and prolong treatments (15 days) and blood glucose levels of diabetic mice were monitored at intervals of hours and days throughout the duration of treatment. Antidiarrheal test was conducted by castor oil induced diarrhea and enteropooling as well as intestinal motility in mice at three different concentration (100 mg/kg, 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg body weight). Treatment of alloxan induce diabetic mice with the extract caused a significant reduction in fasting blood glucose level of the diabetic mice both in acute (12 hours) and prolong treatment (15 days) and it was determined that the F. stricta methanol extract at both concentration (200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg) showed the significant (P<0.05) hypoglycemic effect in comparison to the standard drug metformin. In the case of castor oil induced diarrheal test, enteropooling test and gastrointestinal motility test, the extract of F. stricta  at 100 mg/kg, 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg has given significant effect (P<0.05) compared to the standard drug loperamide. But 400 mg/kg demonstrated the highest activity amongst the three doses. These results suggested that the methanol extract of F. stricta Roxb. possess promising anti-diabetic effect on alloxan-induced mice and significant antidiarrheal effect on castor oil induced diarrheal mice.



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How to Cite
Biozid, M.; Alam, M.; Abeden, M.; Faruk, M.; Chowdhury, A.; Sajib, M.; Rahman, M.; Islam, M. Assessment of In-Vivo Anti-Diabetic and Anti-Diarrheal Effects of Flemingia Stricta Roxb. Leaf. European Journal of Biological Research 2020, 10, 156-166.
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