Effect of Momordica charantia (Karolla) Extracts on Fasting and Postprandial Serum Glucose Levels in NIDDM Patients

Effect of Momordica charalltia, a bitter vegetable popularly known as Kamila, on fasting and post prandial (2 hours after 75 gm oral glucose intake) serum glucose levels were studied in 100cases of moderate non-insulin dependent diabetic subjects. Drinking of the aqueous homogenized suspension of the vegetable pulp led to significant reduction (p<O.OOI)of both fasting and post-prandial serum glucose levels. This hypoglycaemic action was observed in 86 (86%) cases. Five cases (5%)showed lowering of fasting serum glucose only…

 

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