International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | Gambia | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022


Evaluating the Impact of Ocimumgratissimum and Verononia amygdalina on Glycated Hemoglobin in Niacin - Induced Type 2- Diabetes

Sarah Adanna Ene [2]


Abstract: The cost of conventional anti-diabetic drugs, their accessibility coupled with increased non- compliance among patients necessitates the need for a more acceptable, accessible and cheap alternative to lowering Glycated Hemoglobin (GHb) in type 2- diabetes. To evaluate the impact of Ocimumgratissimum (OG) and Verononia amygdalina (VA) on GHb in type 2- diabetes, type II diabetes was induced using 100 mg/kg niacin, l hour before the administration of 65 mg/kg STZ. Once diabetes once established by testing with a glucometer, OG and VA were administered and compared with negative and positive controls. GHb concentrations for the various groups were measured using Ion-Exchange Resin Method and the results analysed using One Way ANOVA.VA showed a significant (p<0.001) reduction in glycated hemoglobin as well as a significant (p<0.05) reduction in GHb was observed in the group treated with OG+ VA. Thus, daily treatment with OG and VA drastically reduces glycated hemoglobin levels in type 2 diabetes under niacin coverage; improving clinical outcomes of type 2 diabetic rats.


Keywords: Ocimumgratissimum (OG), Verononia amygdalina (VA), Type 2 diabetes, Niacin, Glycated hemoglobin


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,


Pages: 890 - 893


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