"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 2


A Database of Antidiabetic Plant Species of Family Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae and Moraceae


Author(s): M. C. Sidhu* and Tanu Sharma
Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014-INDIA

Abstract: Plants are playing a great role in the fulfillment of day to day needs and are an integral component of the health care systems. Present review is concerned with the compilation of information related to antidiabetic activity of medicinal plants belonging to families Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae and Moraceae from the available literature. A detailed account of 88 plant species has been collected. This information is useful in different areas of research especially for the pharmaceutical industry. Based on this data, some species can thoroughly be explored and used for the preparation of additional or alternative antidiabetic drugs. The present review has also highlighted the richness of medicinal plants diversity for the management of diabetes.

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