Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

Opportunities for Indian students in US

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Health

Asian plants may offer remedy for diabetes

Friday February 08, 2013 03:24:53 PM, IANS

 

London: Two plants from South East Asia may have anti-diabetic properties and could help tackle obesity as well, believe British researchers.

A team of researchers at the University of Greenwich plans to investigate Cassia auriculata and Cassia alata whose extracts could yield active ingredients for a remedy to diabetes which exists in two forms - Type 1 and Type 2.

The former normally affects children, while type 2, which is most common in adults, (often diagnosed later in life) can be managed by diet, exercise and weight loss to some extent.

The group had previously hit upon a constituent called kaempferol 3-O-rutinosidehe from the extracts of one of the plants which was proven to be eight times more potent than the standard anti-diabetic drug acarbose.

The researchers have also identified anti-oxidant properties of the plants which aids in diabetes treatment.

"Our other most interesting finding is that many of the active ingredients from the Cassia auriculata plant work through a process called 'synergism' -- in other words, they work together to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects," says Dr Solomon Habtemariam of the research team.

 

 

 

 




 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

More Headlines

New technique to convert biomass into crude oil substitute

Sikh group asks US to declare 1984 violence as genocide

SC nod to Zakia Jaffri to file new plea in Gulberg massacre case

Nine students booked for anti-Modi protests

SC pulls up CBI in Babri Masjid demolition case

Karnataka told to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, demurs

Saudi Arabia to set up consulate in Hyderabad

'Hate Monger' Praveen Togadia booked by Maharashtra police

Guarantee full rights to Iran's Sunni community: Al Azhar to Ahmadinjejad

 

Top Stories

A month on, Dhule riot victims without govt. aid, food and shelter

Riot adds to burden of class 10 students; victims accuse state govt. of mocking Prime Minister's 15 point program

Dozens of families, who   

Dhule Civil Hospital record contradicts claim of large scale police injuries

It was a police action, not riot: Maharashtra legislator

 

  Most Read

Innocent youth being jailed: Islamic cultural centre chief

Terrorism cannot be tolerated but keeping innocent youth in jail on mere suspicion of their suspected links in terrorist activities can alienate a community, India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC)  

Guarantee full rights to Iran's Sunni community: Al Azhar to Ahmadinjejad

The first Iranian presidential visit to Egypt for more than thirty years has been beset by controversy with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being lectured by the Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh and then attacked outside a mosque by a man wielding a shoe, a media report says. Video 

 

  News Pick

Government powerless against Dental Council of India: Minister

The central government does not have much powers to act against the Dental Council of India (DCI) as it has been constituted under an act of parliament, union Minister for Health and Family  

Soon, a national mission on teachers, says Pallam Raju

Stressing that the quality of education in the nation's schools and colleges rested on sound teaching, Human Resource Development Minister M.M. Pallam Raju Thursday said the government would soon launch   

Stop 'globalising torture': Indian PM's daughter asks US in Rights watch report

At least 54 countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan Syria, Iran, Canada and Britain, offered CIA "covert support" to detain, transport, interrogate and torture suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks, according to the report authored by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's   

Library worth over $5mn- Singapore donation to Nalanda university

Singapore will design, build and donate a state-of-the-art library, estimated to cost $5-7 million to the university, former foreign minister of Singapore George Yeo told reporters ahead 

 

Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh presenting the award to the District Collector, Visakapatanam V. Seshadri for promoting social equity in MGNREGA implementation, at the 8th Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Divas Sammelan, in New Delhi on February 02, 2013.

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.