Anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effect of Urtica Urens leaves extract

  • 24 Sep 2022
  • Ongoing Research - Pharmacy

Sahar Alnukari


Post Graduate Studies & Research Council Meeting No. 8, 1/8/2022

Date of Acceptance



Obesity is considered as the most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes. According to the last studies and the carbohydrate-insulin model (CIM) of obesity, factors leads to obesity and type 2 diabetes are the same. Inhibition of α- amylase, α- glycosidase and pancreatic lipase is useful strategy for the treatment of obesity and diabetes.

Actually, Inhibitors of these enzymes have recently been found in natural sources.

 Urtica urens L. (Urticaceae) is an important and commonly used plant for its medicinal and pharmacological properties.

This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of urtica urens as anti-diabetic and anti-obesity by measuring of α-amylase, α- glycosidase and lipase inhibiting activities of the leaves extract in vitro.