Medicinal Chemistry Research

, Volume 17, Issue 2–7, pp 74–84 | Cite as

Antihyperglycaemic activity of Ceriops tagal in normoglycaemic and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

  • Priti Tiwari
  • Akhilesh Kumar Tamrakar
  • Rehan Ahmad
  • Mahendra Nath Srivastava
  • Rajesh Kumar
  • Vijai Lakshmi
  • Arvind Kumar SrivastavaEmail author
Original Research


Antihyperglycaemic effect of the crude extract (1) and four fractions (2, 3, 4, and 5) of Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Rob. (Rhizophoraceae) were evaluated in normal healthy sucrose-loaded and STZ-induced diabetic rats. The crude extract improved the glucose tolerance of the sucrose-loaded rats significantly (p < 0.05) with 33.2% activity, while in STZ-induced diabetic rats the extract caused a fall of 10.9% in hyperglycaemia. All of the four isolated fractions improved the glucose tolerance of normal rats post sucrose load, albeit to varying degree. Fraction 4 exerted the strongest effect of 37.2% (p < 0.05) in sucrose-loaded rats while in STZ-induced diabetic rats it caused a fall of 17% (p < 0.05) in hyperglycaemia. The fasting blood glucose levels of STZ-induced diabetic rats were normalized and the glucose tolerance of these animals was significantly improved after 20 days of daily oral administration of fraction 4 at a 100 mg/kg dose.


Antihyperglycaemic activity Diabetes mellitus Glucose tolerance Sucrose-loaded rat model Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat model 


C. tagal

Ceriops tagal


sucrose-loaded model




body weight


standard error median


area under curve


Protein tyrosine phosphatase


para-nitrophenyl phosphate




ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid


(N-[2-Hydroxyethyl] piperazine-N’-[2-ethane-sulfonic acid])


sodium hydroxide



One of the authors (Priti Tiwari) is thankful to CSIR, New Delhi for providing financial assistance in the form of a Senior Research Fellowship to carry out this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priti Tiwari
    • 1
  • Akhilesh Kumar Tamrakar
    • 1
  • Rehan Ahmad
    • 1
  • Mahendra Nath Srivastava
    • 2
  • Rajesh Kumar
    • 3
  • Vijai Lakshmi
    • 3
  • Arvind Kumar Srivastava
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of BiochemistryCentral Drug Research InstituteLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Division of BotanyCentral Drug Research InstituteLucknowIndia
  3. 3.Divisions of Medicinal Process ChemistryCentral Drug Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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