Effect of mora (Morus alba) l. On alloxan diabetic rats

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Asenjo, C. F., & Fernández, D. (1950). Effect of mora (Morus alba) l. On alloxan diabetic rats. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 34(4), 343–346. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v34i4.12831


These results indicate that, under the conditions of our experiment, an aqueous infusion of mora leaf, prepared as previously described, does not have hypoglycemic effect on alloxan diabetic rats nor does it reduce the excretion of glucose in the urine. Our findings agree with those of Paniagua and Hernández (3). These investigators submitted to clinical test the same mora leaf infusion prepared by us as already described. Their test consisted of the oral administration of 1000-1500 ml. of the infusion each 24 hour period, for no less than 2 days, to diabetic patients standardized on diets supplying from 150-250 grams of carbohydrate per day. They did not observe improvement in a single one of the 5 patients thus treated. In all of them the blood sugar increased when mora infusion per os replaced regular insulin treatment.


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