Abstract

A BRIEF ON DIABETIC, AND ANTIDIABETIC PLANTS FOUND IN EASTERN UTTARPRADESH

Author(s): DASH A. K, MISHRA JHANSEE

Traditional  Medicines  derived  from  medicinal  plants  are  used  by  about  60%  of  the  world’s  population.  This  review  focuses  on  Indian  Herbal  drugs  and  plants  used  in  thetreatment of diabetes, especially in India. Diabetes is an important human ailment afflicting many from various walks of lifein different countries. In Indiait is proving to be a major  health  problem,  especially  in  the  urban  areas.  Though  there  are  various  approaches  to  reduce  the  ill  effects  of  diabetes  and  its  secondary  complications,  herbal formulations are preferred due to lesser side effects and low cost. A list of medicinal plants with proven antidiabetic and related beneficial effects and of herbal drugs used in treatmentof diabetes is compiled. These include,Allium sativum, Eugenia jambolana, Momordica charantia Ocimum sanctum, Phyllanthus amarus, Pterocarpus marsupium, Tinospora cordifolia, Trigonella foenumgraecumand Withania somnifera. One of the etiologic factors implicated in the development of diabetes and its complications is the damage  induced  by  free  radicals  and  hence an  antidiabetic  compound  with  antioxidant  properties would  be more beneficial.  Therefore  information on antioxidant effects  of these medicinal plants is also included.

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ISSN: 2320-3315

ICV :81.58

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