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Unlocking the Healing Powers of Myrtle Berries: A Promising Natural Remedy for Diabetes and Digestive Health

A recent research published in Trends in Medical Research investigates the pharmacological and enzyme inhibitory potentials of Myrtus communis L. fruits grown in Oman. The plant has been traditionally used to treat various conditions, and this study aims to evaluate its antiulcer, antidiabetic enzymatic inhibition, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Different extracts were tested, including methanol and its fractions. The results indicate significant antibacterial activity, with the butanol fraction displaying the highest inhibitory effects. The ethyl acetate fraction shows promise in antidiabetic activity, particularly in α-glucosidase inhibition. The aqueous and n-butanol fractions exhibit significant urease inhibition, suggesting potential use in medication against gastric ulcers. All extracts demonstrate no significant cytotoxic activity. The study concludes that the tested samples, especially the ethyl acetate and n-butanol extracts, show significant capacities for the studied activities.

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