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International Journal of Herbal Medicine
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A (2017)

Effects profiles of complete aqueous extract and hexane and aqueous fractions of Phalaris canariensis L. seeds on fructose-induced metabolic syndrome in rats

Author(s): Lorena Mendiola Almaraz, Juan Luis Escobar Ramírez, Jacinto Santiago Mejía and Gil Alfonso Magos Guerrero
Abstract: Phalaris canariensis L. (P. canariensis), commonly known as canary seed, is used in the traditional medicine of Mexico for the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Recent preclinical studies with different P. canariensis seed extracts support such uses. The main interest of this study was to describe the protective effect of the seeds on fructose-induced metabolic syndrome (MS) in rats and to assess the benefits gained from use of a complete aqueous extract. Our results indicate that the antihypertensive component(s) of P. canariensis seeds is (are) found in the aqueous fraction and that the substances responsible for the effects on obesity are found in both the aqueous and the hexane fractions. We conclude that both fractions are effective in attenuating manifestations of MS, and that administration of the complete aqueous extract of the P. canariensis seed is necessary for effective control when the P. canariensis seeds are used as an alternative herbal medicine.
Pages: 39-46  |  820 Views  24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Lorena Mendiola Almaraz, Juan Luis Escobar Ramírez, Jacinto Santiago Mejía, Gil Alfonso Magos Guerrero. Effects profiles of complete aqueous extract and hexane and aqueous fractions of Phalaris canariensis L. seeds on fructose-induced metabolic syndrome in rats. Int J Herb Med 2017;5(5):39-46.
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