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Title: Chemical characterization of Centaurium erythrea L. and its effects on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in experimental diabetes
Authors: Stefkov, Gjoshe
Miova, Biljana 
Dinevska-Kjovkarovska, Suzana
Stanoeva, Jasmina Petreska
Stefova, Marina 
Petrusevska, Gordana
Kulevanova, Svetlana 
Keywords: Centaurium, Iridoid, Flavonoids, Diabetes, Hepatic enzymes
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2014
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Journal: Journal of ethnopharmacology
Abstract: Centaurium erythrea L. fam. Gentianaceae (CE) has been traditionally used for centuries in folk medicine of Balkans as a bitter medicinal herb for digestive complications and for treating febrile conditions and diabetes. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the chemical composition and underlying biochemical mechanism of action of the antihyperglycemic and antilipidemic activities of the dry extract of Centaurium erythrea L., wildly growing and traditionally used medicinal plant in the Republic of Macedonia.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.047
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Journal Articles

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