HERBAL MEDICINE FOR DIABETES MELLITUS: A REVIEW

Jaya Preethi Peesa

Abstract


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common of the endocrine disorders. It is an important human

ailment, afflicting many, from various walks of life in different countries. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is expected to reach up to 4.4% in the world by 2030. Among all type of diabetes, type 2 diabetes is main complication. Currently available treatment options in modern medicine have several adverse effects. Therefore, there is a need to develop safe and effective treatment modalities for diabetes. Medical plants play an important role in the management of diabetes mellitus especially in developing countries where resources are meager. This article presents a review on some reported antidiabetic medicinal plants (with their botanical name,Family and part used)


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Diabetes mellitus

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7439/ijpp.v3i1.35

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