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