Medicinal Plants with Antidiabetic Potential - A Review on Ten Years of Research (2003-2013)

Medicinal Plants with Antidiabetic Potential - A Review on Ten Years of Research (2003-2013)


Km. Preeti, Anshu bala Verma, Babita Gautam, Arun bala Saroj, Shalini Tripathi


Abstract

Medical plants play an important role in the management of diabetes mellitus especially in developing countries where resources are meagre. This review presents the profiles of plants with hypoglycaemic properties, reported in the literature from 2003 to 2013. The profiles presented include vital information about herbal drugs. The large number of plants described in this review clearly demonstrated the importance of herbal plants in the treatment of diabetes. It also shows the effort to isolate new potential antidiabetic agents. Many studies have confirmed the benefits of medicinal plants with hypoglycaemic effects in the management of diabetes mellitus. The effects of these plants may delay the development of diabetic complications and correct the metabolic abnormalities. Moreover, during the past few years some of the new bioactive drugs isolated from hypoglycaemic plants showed antidiabetic activity with more efficacy than oral hypoglycaemic agents used in clinical therapy.


Keywords

Hypoglycaemic, Antidiabetic, Medicinal Plants, Diabetes Mellitus


Cite This Article

Km. Preeti, Verma, A. B., Gautam, B., Saroj, A. B., & Tripathi, S. Medicinal Plants with Antidiabetic Potential - A Review on Ten Years of Research (2003-2013). International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 264-283.

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