ZYGOPHYLLUM GESLINI COSS.: CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION HYPOGLYCEMIC ACTIVITY
The quantitative tests for sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, showed that content was roughly equal in leaf and stem.
The preliminary phytochemical screening revealed the presence of flavonoids, saponins, tanins and alkaloids.
To investigate a possible hypoglycemic effect, aqueous extracts were administered orally to hyperglycemic rat and alloxan diabetic rat.