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Review Papers | Pharmaceutical Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022
Diabetes Mellitus and Some Anti-Diabetic Indian Medicinal Herbs - A Review
Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is defined as a syndrome which refers to a disease that alters the blood glucose level of human body. Basically it is a disorder of metabolism where the metabolism rates of fat and protein have been altered also with the alteration of blood sugar level. Among the many more types of diabetes the most challenging and life threaten is diabetes mellitus (DM), creating lots of health complications in human body like: retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, chronic kidney disease (CKD), inflammation, oxidative stress and many more. Diabetes mellitus is not fully curable but to control the situation lots of allopathic molecules like: sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones etc. are available in market in different formulations like tablet, insulin etc. But those can arise lots of adverse effects in human body. So it is very much necessary to emphasis on the different traditional medicines those are extracted from different body parts of different medicinal herbs found in all over the world including in India also fighting against diabetes mellitus. The adverse effects of those medicines are almost nil. For this reason the demand of herbal medicines increasing globally day after day for the treatment of different diseases including diabetes also. Lots of medicinal herbs have been used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus traditionally but the scientific studies are pending for many of those herbs to prove the same. So the further study has required for those herbs to convert their traditional efficacy against diabetes mellitus into scientific data. In this review we are highlighted some of those Indian medicinal herbs which have already proven their efficacy against diabetes mellitus through scientific studies and some common features of diabetes mellitus.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Indian medicinal herbs, allopathic medicine, traditional medicine, adverse effect
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,
Pages: 851 - 854
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