Herbal Drugs for Diabetic Treatment: An Updated Review of Patents
Mohd Wais, Iram Nazish, Abdus Samad, Sarwer Beg, S. Abusufyan, S. Ajaz Ajaj and Mohd Aqil
Affiliation: Department of Pharmacokinetic and Statistics, Fortis Clinical Research Ltd, Sunflag Hospital & Research Centre, Sector 16-A, Faridabad - 121 002 (Haryana) INDIA
Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder, affecting 16 million individuals in the United States and 200 million worldwide. Despite the use of advanced synthetic drugs for the treatment, use of herbal remedies is gaining higher importance because of synthetic drugs have drawbacks and limitations. The herbal drugs with antidiabetic activity are extensively formulated commercially because of easy availability, affordability and less side effects as compared to the synthetic antidiabetic drugs. Antidiabetic herbal formulations (AHF) are considered to be more effective for the management of diabetes. There are around 600 herbal drug manufacturers in India of which almost all manufacturers are developing AHF in addition to others. Till date, no article is published to give detailed information of the patents on AHF. Thus, this review article undertake the attempt for providing updated information on the type of diabetes and patented AHF which will enhance the existing knowledge of the researchers.
Keywords: Anti-diabetic herbals, diabetes, neutraceuticals, phytopharmaceutical agents, IMMUNE MEDIATED DIABETES, IDIOPATHIC DIABETES, GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS, PHYTOCONSTITUENTS, Rauvolfia vomitoria, Natural herb
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