Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B (2017)
Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra) potential natural compound for prevention and management of Diabetes and diabetic induced hyperglycemia: Review
Author(s): Akash Prabhune, Manushi Sharma and Biwesh Ojha
Abstract: The objective of this review is to evaluate the potential of Abelmoschus esculentus as a dietary agent in treatment of diabetes induced hyperglycemia. A comprehensive search of animal studies, human studies, and in-vitro assays published in scientific databases like Medline, Hub med, and printed manual scripts on herbal medicines in alternative medicine. Animal studies and in-vitro studies conducted have proved that Abelmoschus esculentus in form of Seeds, Peal, water soluble extracts and ethanol extracts demonstrated statistically and clinically significant results in lowering the blood glucose levels when compared to placebo, no treatment, and first line diabetic drugs like glibenclemide, metformin. Literature also confirmed the preventive effects of Abelmoschus esculentus on chronic diseases due to antioxidant effect exerted by high contents of natural flavonoids. Myricetin a commonly found flavonoid from Abelmoschus esculentus has shown protective effect in diabetes associated nephropathy, glaucoma and cataract. Abelmoschus esculentus can prevent and manage hyperglycemia, ingested regularly as a dietary supplement. Regular inclusion of Abelmoschus esculentus in daily diet (3 times in a week) can provide effective protection against diabetes and diabetic induced hyperglycemia.
How to cite this article:
Akash Prabhune, Manushi Sharma and Biwesh Ojha. Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra) potential natural compound for prevention and management of Diabetes and diabetic induced hyperglycemia: Review. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(2): 65-68.