Evaluation of α-glucosidase Inhibitory Potential of Some Homeopathic Mother Tinctures

  • Tayyeba Rehman The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Saeed Ahmad The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Aymen Owais Ghauri Jinnah University for Women , Karachi, Pakistan
  • Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Adeel Arshad The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Abstract

Objectives: Mother tinctures are frequently prescribed in Homeopathy for different diseases especially for control of diabetes. This study was done to evaluate α- glucosidase inhibitory potential of 8 homeopathic mother tinctures.


Materials and Methods:8 marketed prepared mother tinctures were tested against α- glucosidase. These include Achilliamillefolium, Allium sativum, Atropa belladonna, Cinchona officinalis, Hamamelisvirginiana, Pulsatillanigrican, Rhustoxidendron and StrychnosNux-vomica. Acarbose was taken as positive standard.


Results: All mother tinctures showed more or less α- glucosidase inhibitory potential.S. Nux-vomica had maximum inhibition (98.22±0.15%) followed by A. belladonna (82.63±0.14%). Conclusion: This study reveals that the tested mother tincture have sufficient α- glucosidase inhibitory potential.

Author Biographies

Tayyeba Rehman, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, 

Saeed Ahmad, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine,

Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Medical and Health Division

Muhammad Adeel Arshad, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, 

Published
2018-11-23
How to Cite
REHMAN, Tayyeba et al. Evaluation of α-glucosidase Inhibitory Potential of Some Homeopathic Mother Tinctures. RADS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 3, p. 190-193, nov. 2018. ISSN 2521-8484. Available at: <http://jpps.juw.edu.pk/index.php/jpps/article/view/227>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2019.
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