The effects of Rumex patientia and Urtica dioica on levels of blood glucose, plasma amino acids and other parameters, urine excreta, and liver and kidney histology were examined in diabetic rats induced by streptozotocin. Streptozotocin increased blood glucose and changed the levels of amino acids and other parameters, and caused degenerative changes in the liver and kidney. Rumex patientia had some protective effect on these parameters changed by streptozotocin, while Urtica diocia had no protective effects.
GÜNEŞ, HASAN V.; DEĞİRMENCİ, İRFAN; AYDIN, MİRİŞ; BOZAN, BERRİN; ARAL, ERİNÇ; TUNALIER, ZEYNEP; ÜSTÜNER, CENGİZ; ERÇAKAR, MURAT; BAŞER, K. HÜSNÜ CAN; and BAŞARAN, AYŞE (1999) "The Effects of Rumex patientia L. and Urticadioica L. on Some Blood and Urine Parameters,and Liver and Kidney Histology in Diabetic Rats," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 29: No. 3, Article 4. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol29/iss3/4