Zhong Yao Cai. 1998 Aug; 21(8): 408-11.
[Effects of artemisia capillaris on blood glucose and lipid in mice]
Guangzhou Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Materia Medica, 510130.
The effects of Artemisia capillaris Thunb (AC) on blood glucose and lipid in mice were studied and its effective mechanism was explained. The results showed that hyperglycemic effect in aloxan-induced mice was inhibited (P < 0.01); that hyperglycemica in DM mice was decreased (P < 0.05); but the change of fasting blood glucose (FBG) in normal and hyperlipidemia mice was not significant (P < 0.05); that the level of total cholesterol (TC) and/or atherosclerotic index (AI) was decreased (P < 0.01-0.05) and the content of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) was increased in the above different model mice (P < 0.01-0.05). These results indicated that the AC would have the similar hypoglycemic effect as biguanide-drugs, improve endogenous and exogenous metabolic derangement in blood lipid. These suggest that AC could be used to protect and treat DM and its chronic complication.