Although no clinical studies are available, three in vivo studies suggest that andrographis exerts significant dose-dependent hypoglycaemic activity comparable to that of metformin (Borhanuddin et al 1994, Zhang & Tan 2000a, b). A 49.8% reduction in fasting serum triglyceride levels was also achieved with andrographis treatment compared with 27.7% with metformin; however, neither treatment affected cholesterol levels. A more recent animal trial also concluded that andrographolide (1.5 mg/kg) lowers plasma glucose by enhancing glucose utilisation in diabetic rats (Yu et al 2003).

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