The leaf of Costus pictus D. Don is considered as an antidiabetic in folklore medicine and is known to reduce the blood sugar, similar to insulin. PDF | To explore the micro morphology and physicochemical parameters of the leaves of Costus pictus D. Don (Costaceae). Macroscopy. Painted Spiral Ginger is a perennial herb, native to Mexico. It has long narrow leaves with a characteristic wavy edges. The bases of the sheaths are mottled with.

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Low-density lipoprotein LDL -cholesterol in plasma was calculated using Friedwald formula. This has been reported in earlier studies. We are certain that this will benefit the pharma industry on their research programs. Effect of Costus pictus extract on parameters of liver and kidney function in the experimental groups.

The increase in picts at nm was measured. Country India A leaf-a-day keeps diabetes away. Then, biotin-conjugated FT3 was added to the microtiter plates. This model fails to produce increase in body weight as seen in human hypothyroidism.

Management of type 2 diabetes: Activation of the hepatic LDL receptor picttus by thyroid hormone.

Alanine aminotransferase; C group: The possible active principles puctus and beta amyrins were identified and quantified in the extract through LC-MS. Estimation of the concentration of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in plasma, without use of the preparative ultracentrifuge. This confirmed the successful induction of hypothyroidism in the experimental groups under study.

Dixit VP, Joshi S. Antioxidant capacity of C. Glucose tolerance Glucose tolerance was assessed by method described by Yuan et al. It is said to be aphrodisiac and to be able to prevent the hair turning picths.


These results clearly demonstrate that C. Assay for lipid peroxides in animal tissues by thiobarbituric acid reaction. This indicates that a state of severe hypothyroidism was successfully induced in the experimental animals.

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Ferric reducing antioxidant power assay Antioxidant capacity of C. Availability of this transcriptomic data in public domains will also enable genome wide comparative studies of closely related medicinal plants of anti-diabetic importance.

Recent studies have reported that a significant number of hypothyroid patients on levothyroxine replacement therapy experience decreased neurocognitive function and lead poorer quality of life despite being biochemically euthyroid. Effect of the insulin plant Costus igneus leaves on piictus hyperglycemia.

Costus pictus – Painted Spiral Ginger

PTU is a reversible goitrogen. Evaluation of the diuretic effect of the Cistus pictus D. We have reported in our earlier studies with C. In the general population, the major cause for hypothyroidism is autoimmune thyroiditis. At the end of the study, plasma AST levels were found to be significantly increased in hypothyroid rats in comparison with control and treatment with extract prevented the increase in AST levels.

Despite this limitation, this model is still used worldwide till date because PTU-induced hypothyroid rat model mimics most of the main features of costuss hypothyroidism. To conclusively prove the aforementioned mechanism, further investigations on expression and activity of thyroperoxidase and 5’deiodinase in the thyroid gland and metabolism of PTU on treatment with C. Impacts of the coexistence of diabetes and hypothyroidism on body weight gain, leptin and various metabolic aspects in albino rats.


Denirot F, Lang R. The presence of oxidative stress further augments the hepatic and renal damage caused due to thyroid hormone insufficiency. It is characterized by decreased serum levels of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 and elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone TSH. Thyroidectomized hypothyroid model was not used because in thyroidectomized rats there is danger of removal of associated parathyroid glands resulting in tetany.

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The mobile phase was used in gradient mode as follows: Toxicity studies of the herb Costus pictus D. Effect of Costus pictus extract on costuss profile in the experimental groups.

Shankar P, Sundarka MK. Leaf extract of C.

Eur J Pharm Sci. Animal experiments The study was conducted in the Department of Biochemistry, JIPMER, Puducherry, India, after obtaining approval from the institutional animal ethics and scientific advisory committees. Antidiabetic activity of insulin plant Costus igneus leaf extract in diabetic rats.

Hypothyroidism leads to perturbed liver and kidney function. Finally, the concentration of CRP was determined from the standard curve. Treatment with the extract resulted in remarkable improvement in thyroid profile. Pidtus of Costus pictus extract on glucose and lipid profile in the experimental groups. Hypothyroidism complicating nephropathy in a diabetes patient. Cosuts comments The flower labeled Painted Spiral Ginger is Use of a free radical method to evaluate antioxidant activity.

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