"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 4


A review on ethnic florae with antihyperglycemic efficacy


Author(s): Radhika S1, Senthilkumar R2*, Arumugam P3

1. Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046
2. PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Rajah Serfoji Government College (A),Thanjavur – 613005, Tamilnadu
3. Armats Bioproducts Unit, Armats Biotek Pvt Ltd., Guindy, Chennai 600 032.

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is a stipulation predominantly delineated by the level of hyperglycemia giving ascends to risk of micro vascular damage such as retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy. It is allied with abridged life expectation, considerable morbidity due to specific diabetes related micro vascular complications, augmented risk of macro vascular complications include ischemic heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Indians are genetically more vulnerable to diabetes. It is envisaged that by 2030, India, China and the United States will have largest number of people with diabetes. The use of medicinal plants has been a central module of health care in many cultures for centuries. Plants can endow with biologically active molecules and lead structures for the progress of modified derivatives with enhanced and reduced toxicity. The participation of medicinal plants in the advancement of conventional medicines should never be underrated. In view of the restorative effectiveness of the aboriginal medicinal plants, there are an enormous compilation of plants which were acknowledged as antidiabetic. The plants (33 plants belonging to 21 families) presented in this review illustrate the efficiency of medicinal plants in management of Diabetes mellitus. The consequences of these plants may setback the development of diabetic complication and correct the metabolic abnormalities. Persistent research is obligatory to explicate the pharmacological behavior of herbal medicines.

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