A REVIEW ARTICLE ON: THE USAGE OF HERBAL MEDICINES IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES
Rashmi Saxena Pal*, Dr. Pranay Wal, Yogendra Pal, Sneha Sachan, Deepak Kumar and Sandhya Tiwari
Traditional Medicines have been derived from the medicinal plants which are used by the 60% of the world’s population. This research mainly focuses on the various Indian Herbal drugs and plants used in the treatment of diabetes, especially in India. Diabetes is very significant heath issue being faced by the majority of people of different countries. In India it is proving to be a major health hazard, especially in the urban areas. Though there are various treatments to reduce the effects of diabetes and its other secondary complications, herbal formulations are preferred due to low cost, lesser side effects and longer shelf life. A glossary of medicinal plants with antidiabetic and related effects and of other herbal drugs used in the treatment of diabetes is compiled. These include, Momordica charantia, Ocimum sanctum, Phyllanthus amarus, Pterocarpus marsupium, Allium sativum, Eugenia jambolana, Tinospora cordifolia, Trigonella foenum graecum and Withania somnifera. This review article deals with the over-view of various anti-diabetic plants and the Polyherbal formulations based on various herbs.
Keywords: medicinal plant, India, antidiabetic, herbal formulations.
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