Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 24th, 2003
"The claim by Nigerian traditional herbal medicine practitioners that the silk cotton tree, Ceiba pentandra L. Gaertn (Bombacaceae) bark extract has antidiabetic properties was investigated," researchers in Nigeria report.
"Diabetes mellitus was induced with streptozotocin and graded doses of the aqueous bark extract were then administered ad libitum in drinking water to the experimentally diabetic rats for 28 days," stated O. Ladeji and colleagues at the University of Jos. "Administration of the aqueous bark extract...
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