Antidiabetic Effects of Pumpkin (Cucurbita Moschata Durch) Flesh and Seeds Extracts in Streptozotocin Induced Mice
Sinaga, Siti Morin
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Objective: The present study is to investigate the antidiabetic effect of pumpkin flesh and seeds ethanolic extracts in STZ-induced diabetic mice. Methods: The study begins with making the ethanolic extracts of pumpkin flesh and seeds and then evaluates the physicochemical characterization, phytochemical screening, and induced diabetic mice using STZ. Result: The physicochemical evaluation shows that the extracts had a good and high purity level, while the phytochemical screening showed both pumpkin flesh and seeds extracts have a various of phytoconstituents. The pumpkin flesh and seeds ethanolic extracts (dose level 150 mg/kg) showed a significants reduction of the blood glucose. Conclusion: Pumpkin flesh and seeds ethanolic extracts exhibited significant antidiabetes activity in STZ-induced mice.