Formulation Development and Evaluation of Leaf Extract of Ficus benghalensis for Antidiabetic Activity
Herbal products are known for their inherent property i.e. comparatively safe and economic. In present study, leaf extract of ficus benghalensis was evaluated for antidiabetic activity. The aim of the research work was to formulate and evaluate capsule dosage form of ethanolic extract. Leaves of Ficus benghalensis collected from local area of Ahmednagar district and shade dried. Ethanolic, Hydroalcoholic and petroleum ether extracts were prepared using soxhlet apparatus. Extracts were screened for antidiabetic activity using alloxan induced diabetes in rats. Oral glucose tolerance test was measured as parameter to check antidiabetic activity. Ethanolic extract was found most effective among them. Granules were prepared using ethanolic ectract and filled in capsule. Capsule were evaluated for parameters including uniformity of weight, disintegration time.
Keywords: Ficus benghalensis, Ethanolic extract, Antidiabetic activity
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (SeeÂ The Effect of Open Access).