Herbal Medications for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: A Review

Author(s): Bilal A. Al-Jaidi*, Haifa'a Marouf Odetallah, Balakumar Chandrasekaran, Razan Amro

Journal Name: Current Traditional Medicine

Volume 6 , Issue 4 , 2020

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder of the endocrine system affecting people worldwide. It is a serious disorder that needs lifetime control which is mainly treated by numerous chemical agents. Most of these chemical agents are associated with various unpleasant adverse effects, as a result of which there is a growing interest towards the alternative medicines which are found to be comparatively safer causing less adverse effects. As there are many plant’s extracts which are evident to provide hypoglycemic effect, intensive investigations are under progress to explore their advantageous effects on diabetic patients. This article discusses some of these important plants that are either being used for diabetes treatment or under investigation for future drug development.

Keywords: Alternative therapy, herbal medication, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, hypoglycemic action, drug development, chemical agents.

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