A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels
|A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels||Darrell Miller||05/02/19|
May 02, 2019 02:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels
A team of researchers from the Middle East have found that a species of hawthorn, Crete hawthorn, has the ability to lower elevated levels of glucose in the blood. They have published their findings in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Along with its effects on blood glucose, called its anti-hyperglycemic property, it also has hyperlipidemic properties, that is, the ability to protect the body against high levels of fat such as cholesterol in the blood. They carried out the study using mice that were induced with hyperglycemia through feeding them alloxan. The mice were then divided into two groups, one group receiving Crete hawthorn extracts and the other given a chemical for control. They also used another animal model to understand its hyperlipidemic properties and to investigate whether the plant had antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The results of the findings were that Crete hawthorn had important antioxidant properties due to its containing phenols and flavonoids. They also found that it had antimicrobial properties because it acted against bacteria such as E. Coli and Staphylococcus aureus, among others.
- Researchers in the Middle East have discovered that a species of hawthorn, scientific name Crataegus azarolus, can be used to lower elevated levels of glucose in the body.
- The researchers did not only concentrate on the plant’s anti-hyperglycemic properties, but also on its ability to protect the body against levels of fat that were high.
- The researchers duing their study found that Crete hawthorn had very high antioxidant properties, especially the ethanol extract from the leaf.
"The mice were then divided into groups, with some receiving an ethanol extract from Crete hawthorn leaves while others were given glibenclamide for positive control."
Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-hawthorn-controls-high-blood-sugar-levels.html