Review Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 6, August 2011

A review on herbal antidiabetic drugs (2000-2010)

Rakhi Mishra Mohd Shuaib Shravan Prem Shanker Mishra   

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Diabetes, a state of improperly regulated homeostasis of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism is one of the major health problem in recent time. Traditional Medicines derived from medicinal plants are used by about 70% of the world’s population. This review focuses on Indian Herbal drugs used and provide a list of medicinal herb used in ayurveda as antidiabetic and also of marketed preparations for prevention of diabetes mellitus, especially in India. Some of herbal drugs with proven antidibetic and related beneficial effects used in treatment of diabetes are as follows Dioscorea opposite,Gymnema sylvestre, Momordica charantia, Syzygium cumini, Azadirachta Indica, Pterocarpus marsupium, Asparagus racemosus, Boerhavia diffusa, Tinospora cardifolia, Swertia chirata, Phyllanthus amarus,, Berberis aristata, Aloe vera, Commiphora wightii, shilajeet, Piper nigrum, Ocimum sanctum, Curcuma longa.

Keyword:     Ayurveda antidiabetic herbal traditional.

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