Some Common Antidiabetic Plants of the Indian Subcontinent

Thakur, Goutam and Pal, Kunal and Mitra, Analava and Mukherjee, Sutapa and Basak, Amit and Rousseau, Derick (2010) Some Common Antidiabetic Plants of the Indian Subcontinent. Food Reviews International, 26 (4). pp. 364-385. ISSN 1525-6103

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Diabetes mellitus (DM), a clinical manifestation characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia, is often ascribed to either a defect in insulin secretion, insulin resistance or both. Ayurveda (Indian Traditional Medicinal System) have shown promising results in the treatment of diabetes using various plants and herbs with negligible side effects and cost effective treatment. However, only a limited number of these plants have been explored and scientifically validated for their hypoglycemic effect. This review highlights some of the plants being commonly used in India for their hypoglycaemic effects.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2011 Informa plc
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes, medicinal plants, hypoglycaemic effect, herbal remedies
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biomedical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 09:58
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2011 09:58

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