African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 712

Review

A viewpoint toward farm management and importance of barberry in sustainable rural livelihood in desert regions in east of Iran

Farhood Golmohammadi1* and Mohammad Karim Motamed2        
1Islamic Azad University Birjand Branch – Birjand, Iran. 2Guilan University, Rasht, Iran.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 July 2011
  •  Published: 06 April 2012

Abstract

This study was to determine the mechanism underlying the hypoglycaemic activity of the aqueous extract perfusion of rosemary in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. The sugar level and lipid profile were investigated in plasma of normal andstreptozotocin-induced diabetic rats treated with rosemary for four weeks. Diabetic rats exhibited an increase in the levels of sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides and low density lipoprotein (LDL), and a decrease in the level of high density lipoprotein (HDL). The administration of rosemary showed a decrease of 20% in sugar level, 22% cholesterol, 24% triglycerides, 27% (LDL), and increase 18% in (HDL). The findings of this study indicate that the administration of rosemary shows better lipid profile as well as decrease in the sugar level in both normal and diabetic rats.

 

Key words: Diabetes, rosemary, lipid profile.