Role of selected Indian plants in management of type 2 diabetes: a review
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Role of selected Indian plants in management of type 2 diabetes
Abstract: 

Type 2 diabetes has become a global epidemic. Modern medicines, despite offering a variety of effective treatment options, can have several adverse effects. Ayurveda, a science that uses herbal medicines extensively, originated in India. Of considerable interest is the adoption of Ayurveda by the mainstream medical system in some European countries (e.g., Hungary), emphasizing this modality is increasing worldwide recognition. From ancient times, some of these herbal preparations have been used in the treatment of diabetes. This paper reviews the accumulated literature for 10 Indian herbs that have antidiabetic activity and that have been scientifically tested. Few of these herbs, such as Momordica charantia, Pterocarpus marsupium, and Trigonella foenum greacum, have been reported to be beneficial for treating type 2 diabetes. Mechanisms such as the stimulating or regenerating effect on beta cells or extrapancreatic effects are proposed for the hypoglycemic action of these herbs.

Author(s): 
Saxena, Abha
Vikram, Naval Kishore
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Altern Complement Med
Publication Date: 
Apr 2004
Publication Year: 
2004
Pages: 
369-378
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1075-5535
DOI: 
10.1089/107555304323062365
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 15165418

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Abha Saxena and Naval Kishore Vikram. Apr 2004. "Role of selected Indian plants in management of type 2 diabetes: a review." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.) 10: 2: 369-378. 10.1089/107555304323062365.

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