Volume 37 - Issue 1 - 41 - 46

In Vitro a-Amylase Inhibition of Essential Oil Obtained from Laurel (Laurel nobilis L.) Leaves

The present study was designed to determine in vitro antidiabetic properties of the essential oil obtained from the leaves of Laurel (Laurus nobilis L.) which is traditionally used for the treatment of  diabetes. With this objective we study the a-amylase inhibition property of Laurus nobilis L. essential  oil which is obtained from the leaves using a Clevenger distillation apparatus. We find that the  essential oil of laurus inhibits a-amylase and the type of inhibition is competitive inhibition.

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