The leaf of Costus pictus D. Don is considered as an antidiabetic in folklore medicine and is known to reduce the blood sugar, similar to insulin. PDF | To explore the micro morphology and physicochemical parameters of the leaves of Costus pictus D. Don (Costaceae). Macroscopy. Painted Spiral Ginger is a perennial herb, native to Mexico. It has long narrow leaves with a characteristic wavy edges. The bases of the sheaths are mottled with.

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Cell lines in diabetes. Open in a separate window. Therapeutic action and underlying mechanisms of a combination of two pentacyclic triterpenes, alpha-and beta-amyrin, in a mouse model of colitis. The four groups are as follows: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the effect of C. In the present study, the ability of this plant extract to ameliorate hypothyroidism was studied in propyl thiouracil PTU -induced hypothyroid rat model.

Fruits in L-6 cell lines. The challenge is that the functional annotation of identified transcripts or RNA is key to elucidating the mode-of-action and this is a bigger challenge for plants.

Costus pictus ‘Red Stem’

It also ameliorated hypercholesterolemia, decreased the levels of plasma cosgus markers, suppressed tissue oxidative stress and prevented hepatic and renal damage caused due to thyroid hormone depletion.

MDA was measured according to the method described by Ohkawa et al. Liquid chromatography—mass spectrometry analysis of Costus pictus costjs The experiment was carried out using an Agilent Infinity ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography HPLC.


Alanine aminotransferase; C group: We will get in touch with you shortly. Culture of animal cells: Medicinal plants of India with antidiabetic potential.

Don is considered as an antidiabetic in folklore medicine and is known to reduce the blood sugar, similar to insulin.

Plethora of human and animal studies have proved that hypothyroidism is associated with elevated plasma total cholesterol levels. Costus hieroglyphica, Costus mexicanus, Costus congestus.

Don, a non-model plant with potent anti-diabetic properties”. The analysis mode was single reaction monitoring mode. The mixture was shaken vigorously and incubated for 30 min in the dark at room temperature.

Preparation of Costus pictus costuus Fresh pichus of C. Table 5 Effect of Costus pictus extract on parameters of liver and kidney function in the experimental groups.

A John Wiley and Sons; Effect of dietary wine pomace extract and oleanolic acid on plasma lipids in rats fed high-fat diet and its DNA microarray analysis. At the end of the study, plasma AST levels were found to be significantly increased in hypothyroid rats in comparison with control and cosfus with extract prevented the increase in AST levels. Previous studies have suggested that exogenous antioxidants can alleviate hepatic and renal damage caused in experimental hypothyroidism.

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How to cite this URL: His areas of research interest include molecular basis of metabolic syndrome, post-menopausal state, chronic renal failure, hypothyroidism and effects of treatment with medicinal plant extracts like green tea, amla Indian goose berrysoy isoflavones and insulin plant in alleviating the complications of some the above mentioned pathological conditions in experimental animal models. Insulin plant Costus pictus extract improves insulin sensitivity and ameliorates atherogenic dyslipidaemia in fructose induced insulin resistant rats: Please click here to Sign-in or Sign-up.


Hypothyroid rats exhibited dramatic increase in thyroid-stimulating hormone TSH levels with concomitant depletion in the levels of thyroid hormones. None, Conflict of Interest: Recently, there has been renewed interest in the use of medicinal plants and their bioactive constituents in the treatment of endocrine diseases. Interactions between thyroid disorders and kidney disease. The amount of food and water intake was markedly reduced in the hypothyroid group in comparison with control.

Further investigations at molecular level are needed to conclusively prove the exact mechanism by which C.

Costus pictus ‘Red Stem’ – Gingerwood Nursery

Web Interface Conceived and Powered By: It is characterized by decreased serum levels of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 and elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone Puctus.

We have reported in our earlier studies with C.

Amyrins could be responsible for the aforementioned beneficial effects exhibited by C. A review of emerging pharmacological tools in the management of diabetes mellitus in Africa. Hypothyroid group rats exhibited dramatic increase in thyroid-stimulating hormone Clstus levels with concomitant depletion in the levels of thyroid hormones.

We found that administration of C.

Open Cardiovasc Med J. Don which is also known as the insulin plant or ‘spiral ginger’, is a plant whose leaves have been shown to have a hypoglycemic effect picgus consumed.