Evaluation Of Hypoglceamic Efficacy Of Trigonella foenum- Graecum In Combination With Modern Antidiabetic Drug.

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EVALUATION OF HYPOGLCEAMIC EFFICACY OF Trigonella foenum- graecum I N COMBINATION WITH MODERN ANTIDIABETIC DRUG .

ANIMAL TESTING UNIT, S.P.MANDALI S, RAMNARAIN RUIA COLLEGE,
MATUNGA, MUMBAI 400019, INDIA.
AND S.P.MANDALI S THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING LABORATORY.

The rich knowledge base of Indian Traditional medicinal records many plants to be useful in the management of diabetes .In the present study, Trigonella foenum-graecum was evaluated for its hypoglycemic property using the alloxan induced diabetic rat model. For the current work fingerprint pattern of Trigonella foenum-graecum whole plant powder was developed using High Performance Liquid Chromatographic (HPLC),
technique as simple & cost effective Quality Control method. Methanolic extract of whole plant powder of Trigonella foenum-graecum is used for carrying out HPLC. Trigonella when combined with a modern antidiabetic drug showed better glucose reduction when compared to administration of the modern antidiabetic drug alone. A combination therapy of Trigonella foenum-graecum with a modern antidiabetic drug is
suggested as a potential alternative.

Keywords :- Trigonella foenum-graecum, HPLC.