Pharmaceutical interest

Uses: In Indonesia, Aporosa arborea Muell.-Arg. is used to invigorate and assuage articulation pains. In Malaysia, the roots are used to treat fever.

Antidiabetes properties: The pharmacological potential of Aporosa arborea Muell.-Arg. and of the genus Aporosa in general remains unexplored. Note that aqueous and alcoholic extracts of the root of Aporosa lindleyana (100mg/kg) lower the levels of blood glucose of normal rats from 80.4 ± 2.7 mg% to 69.8 ± 2.0 mg% and 82.6 ± 1.9 to 70.8 ± 3.2 mg%, respectively 3 hr after oral administration of the extracts (P<0.001). In addition, the extracts significantly lower blood glucose levels in alloxan induced diabetic rats from 306 ± 3.37 mg% to 160 ± 2.46 mg% and 328 ± 4.15 mg% to 152 ± 3.86 mg%, respectively 3hr after oral administration of the extracts (P<0.001) (JayakarB etal., 2003). Are tannins involved here?

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