Evaluation of the antidiabetic activity of Alchemilla persica Rothm. In mice with diabetes induced by alloxan Alloksanla indüklenen farelerde Alchemilla persica Rothm.’nin antidiyabetik etkisinin değerlendirilmesi

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Özbilgin S., Özbek H., Kirmizi N. İ., ERGENE B., Kurtul E., Özrenk B. C., ...More

Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.16, no.3, pp.261-264, 2019 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjps.galenos.2018.65487
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264
  • Keywords: Alchemilla persica, alloxan, antidiabetic activity, diabetes, hypoglycemic activity
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Alchemilla species are used in Turkish folk medicine for the treatment of many diseases together with diabetes. Alchemilla persica, belonging to this genus, is widely distributed in Eastern Anatolia as well as in Caucasia, northern and northeastern Iran, and northern Iraq. Materials and Methods: Methanolic-water extracts of the aerial parts and roots of A. persica were evaluated for their hypoglycemic activities in mice with alloxan-induced diabetes in order to verify its usage in folk medicine. Results: None of the tested extracts exhibited a significant lowering effect on blood glucose levels. However, the aerial parts notably increased blood glucose levels at doses of 100 mg/kg and 200 mg/kg. Conclusion: A. persica usage as an antidiabetic is not confirmed in the present study.