Emblica officinalis stimulates the secretion and action of insulin and inhibits starch digestion and protein glycation in vitro

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Aim: Medicinal, edible and aromatic plants and natural products have been used worldwide for the management of diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and mode of action of Emblica officinalis Gaertn. (Phyllanthaceae) used traditionally for treatment of diabetes. Study Design: Using multiple In vitro models; this study was designed to investigate the antidiabetes efficacy and mode of action of E. officinalis.Place and Duration of Study: School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, 2001-2004Results: E. officinalis aqueous extracts (AEs) stimulated basal insulin output and potentiated glucose-stimulated insulin secretion concentration-dependently in the clonal pancreatic beta cell line, BRIN-BD11 (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-770
JournalEuropean Journal of Medicinal Plants
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2014



  • Emblica officinalis Gaertn
  • (Phyllanthaceae)
  • insulin secretion
  • insulin action
  • starch digestion
  • peptide glycation.

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