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

  • The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Jinnah University for Women , Karachi, Pakistan
  • The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Keywords: α-glucosidase, Homeopathic mother tinctures, Diabetes

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

, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

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

, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

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

, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Medical and Health Division

, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, 

Published
2018-11-23
Section
Articles