Determination of Heavy Metals Present in the Hypoglycemic Karela Powder: An Analytical Assay
Diabetes is a common health condition associated with heightened glucose content in the blood due to impaired insulin production/function. Considering current societal trends, the number of patients with this condition is growing fast. To help this subset of the population, researchers are investigating natural products exhibiting hypoglycaemic effects. It is well known that one third of patients with diabetes mellitus use some form of complementary or alternative medicine. One plant that has received some attention for its anti-diabetic properties is bitter melon, or Momordica charantia, commonly referred to as bitter gourd, karela and balsam pear.
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Citation : Zeka, K. et al. (2017) Determination of Heavy Metals Present in the Hypoglycemic Karela Powder: An Analytical Assay. EC Pharmacology and Toxicology. 4 (1), pp. 04-11
Research Group : Chemistry for Health
Research Institute : Leicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- Leicester School of Pharmacy