The Effect of Consumption the Alcoholic Extract of Cedar on Blood Glucose, Urea and Total Cholesterol Diabetic Rats

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Biology, Dehdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehdasht, Iran


Diabetes is one of the common metabolic disorders whose complications have many health problems for society. This study has been carried out with the aim of investigating the effects of hydroalcoholic extract of cedar (Ziziphus spina-christi)on blood glucose, urea, and total cholesterol in the Wistar race of diabetic rats. Forty rats in the weighting range of 300 to 350 were selected as sample and were classified into four groups: control, control of cedar, diabetic, and diabetic of cedar and after bloodletting from rats, data were analyzed by SPSS23 software. Results showed that at the significance level of p < 0.05, consumption the hydroalcoholic extract of cedar leaf can be effective in reducing blood glucose, urea and total cholesterol. After four weeks with consumption of cedar, blood glucose in the diabetic group reduced from 214 mg.dl-1 to 174 mg.dl-1. After four weeks with consumption of cedar extract, blood urea in the diabetic group reduced from 9.4 mg.dl-1 to 5.3 mg.dl-1. After four weeks with consumption of cedar extract, the total cholesterol in the diabetic reduced from 66.3 mg.dl-1 to 60.5 mg/dl. The results of this research indicate the effects of the cedar leaf extract on blood glucose, urea, and total cholesterol.


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