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Phytochemical cocktail of Asanadi gana extract in the management of diabetes



Rekha Kumari Dulala1, Manikandan Balraj2, Sangeeta Chandrashekar3, Muninathan N4, Nithiya Rajapandiyan5, Ramya Badrachalam6 & Vadivel Mani1*



1Department of Biochemistry, Konaseema Institute of Medical sciences and research foundation, Amalapuram, East Godavari Dt-533201, Andhra Pradesh, India; 2Department of Physiology, Konaseema Institute of Medical sciences and research foundation, Amalapuram, East Godavari Dt-533201, Andhra Pradesh, India; 3Department of Physiology, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai-600073, Tamilnadu, India; 4Central Research Laboratory, Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram-631552, Tamilnadu, India; 5Department of Physiology, Arunai Medical College & Hospital, Tiruvanamallai-606603, Tamilnadu, India; 6Department of Biochemistry, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry - 605107, Tamil Nadu, India; *Corresponding author



Vadivel Mani – E-mail: Velvdm.vel5@gmail.com

Rekha Kumari Dulala –Email: rekha.dulala@gmail.com

Manikandan Balraj –Email: ayurveda@gmail.com

Sangeeta Chandrashekar –Email: gsangeetakv@gmail.com

Muninathan N –Email:  muninathanpappaiya@gmail.com

Nithiya Rajapandiyan –Email:  nithuran@gmail.com

Ramya Badrachalam- Email: drramya830@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received March 1, 2023; Revised March 31, 2023; Accepted March 31, 2023, Published March 31, 2023



It is of interest to investigate that the phytochemical analysis, in-vitro antioxidant potential and glycosidase inhibitory potential of Asanadi gana a polyherbal formulation. Asanadi gana is a classical Ayurvedic polyherbal formulation, markedly used for alleviation of Prameha and medodosha, which correlates in many ways with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes mellitus (madhumeha). The phytochemical constituents, total phenolic, total flavonoids, total tannin content, total antioxidant capacity, total reducing power, and free radical scavenging activity of the polyherbal formulation extracts were determined. Comparing it to the common medication Acarbose, its inhibitory impact against the digestive enzymes α-amylase and α-glucosidase was also examined. The formulation showed the presence of major constituents such as terpenoids, triterpenoids, sterols, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic, saponins, alkaloids and Glycosides. The ethanol extract had high phenolic content and flavonoid content, whereas the aqueous extract had more tannin content (181 ± 5.5µg/mg), (132 ± 5.50 µg/mg), (22± 1.6 µg/mg respectively. we conclude that the extracts of ayurvedic polyherbal formulations, particularly ethanol extract are a potential source of natural antioxidants and remarkable glycosidase inhibitory activity. Hence, Asanadi gana has the potential to be a safe and effective natural treatment for the delay or prevention of diabetic complications.



Asanadi gana, Antioxidant, Organic radicals scavenging activity



      Dulala et al. Bioinformation 19(3): 299-306 (2023)


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