The Hypoglycemic Activity of Thai Traditional Medicine “Yahom”

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Lerluck Steinrut
Arunporn Itarat
Juntipa Purintrapiban


Thai tradition medicines called Yahom, has been used for treatment in many chronic
disease patients such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia. Ten
plants are ingredient of this preparation. This study evaluated the ethanolic extract of Yahom
preparation and each plant as ingredients of this preparation for promote the glucose
transport. The uptake of radioactive 2-deoxyglucose in L6 myotube was used to test
hypoglycemic activity assay. The antioxidant activity by DPPH assay was also tested. The
extraction method is maceration in 95% ethanol. The result showed Yahom and Syzgium
aromaticum exhibited good antioxidant activity, while Syzgium aromaticum and Mesua
ferrea Linn. increase glucose uptake. The study conclude that ingredient in this preparation
enhance the glucose transport.


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2010 Annual Meeting Abstracts/Lectures