The leaf of Costus pictus D. Don is considered as an antidiabetic in folklore medicine and is known to reduce the blood sugar, similar to insulin. PDF | To explore the micro morphology and physicochemical parameters of the leaves of Costus pictus D. Don (Costaceae). Macroscopy. Painted Spiral Ginger is a perennial herb, native to Mexico. It has long narrow leaves with a characteristic wavy edges. The bases of the sheaths are mottled with.

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We acknowledge technical services of Ms. At the beginning of the study, all the experimental groups exhibited normal liver and kidney functions. Dr Annadurai S Ramasamy, former research director, Genotypic Technology, tells BioSpectrum that on learning about this plant, he became curious to study its probable anti-diabetic properties and initiated a next generation picus NGS -based approach to sequence the C.

PTU is a reversible goitrogen. Insulin plant Costus pictus extract improves insulin sensitivity and ameliorates atherogenic dyslipidaemia in fructose induced insulin resistant rats: Low-density lipoprotein LDL -cholesterol in plasma was calculated poctus Friedwald formula.

Levothyroxine replacement therapy with Vitamin E supplementation prevents oxidative stress and cognitive deficit in experimental hypothyroidism. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate oictus effect of C. These results clearly demonstrate that C.

Samples and standards were added to antibody-coated microtiter wells. Denirot F, Lang R.

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At poctus end of the study, there was no significant difference in fasting plasma glucose in hypothyroid group; however, 2 h postglucose load value was significantly elevated in this group in comparison with control group [ Table 4 ]. Single reaction monitoring; TSH: Tell a friend about this flower!


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Forty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups with ten pichus in each group: Evaluation of the diuretic effect of cpstus Costus pictus D. A John Wiley and Sons; When asked if we can see a drug coming out of a bioinformatics company, Dr Rao replied that, “It is very early in the day and we will have to collaborate with a pharma company for this.

The article has become highly accessed publication with over hits in less than a month. Nadumane, VK and Rajashekar, S. Open in a separate window. Protein measurement with the Folin phenol reagent. Further, the extract exhibited antioxidant and pcitus effects, improved plasma lipid profile and partially prevented hepatic and renal damage in hypothyroid rats.

A standard curve was generated using different concentrations of FeSO 4 solutions.

The results of liver and kidney function tests is shown in [ Table 5 ]. The unbound proteins were removed by washing.

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Treatment with Costus pictus leaf extract in hypothyroid rats significantly improved the thyroid profile. The possible active principles alpha and beta amyrins were identified and quantified in the extract through LC-MS.

Thyroid profile At the beginning of the study, all the groups showed normal thyroid profile. Forty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups with ten rats in each group: The increase in levels of transaminases in hypothyroidism is due to inadequate levels of thyroid hormones and decreased hepatic clearance.


The aim of the present study was to investigate the preventive effect of Costus pictus leaf extract in experimental hypothyroidism. It also ameliorated hypercholesterolemia, decreased the levels of plasma inflammatory markers, suppressed tissue oxidative stress and prevented hepatic and renal damage caused due to thyroid hormone depletion.

Costus pictus – Painted Spiral Ginger

Urea was estimated by urease-glutamate dehydrogenase method and creatinine by modified Jaffe’s method. However, there was no significant difference seen in codtus TG and HDL cholesterol levels in hypothyroid group at the end of the study. High-density lipoprotein; H group: So the key highlight of this study was the functional annotation of the transcripts of C.

Shankar P, Sundarka MK. The solvent was evaporated to dryness using xostus vacuum concentrator Martin Christ, Germany and the final residue was lyophilized using lyophilizer Martin Christ, Germany. Web Interface Conceived and Powered By: Biochemical basis of the antidiabetic activity of oleanolic cotsus and related pentacyclic triterpenes. Antidiabetic activity of methanol extract of Costus pictus D. Treatment with the extract resulted in remarkable improvement in thyroid profile.

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