AN ANALYTICAL REVIEW OF PLANTS FOR ANTI DIABETIC ACTIVITY WITH THEIR PHYTOCONSTITUENT & MECHANISM OF ACTIONAbstract
Diabetes and its different types is an age old disease for clinicians since centuries. Many aspects of Diabetes needs to be explored with respect to physiological actions of insulin and the various clinical features of this disease such as tissue complication , since this is life style disease , so proper treatment in relation to diet and anti diabetic agents is emphasized In fact, herbal treatment for diabetes is not new. Plants and plant extracts were used to combat the disease as early as 1550 B.C., with as many as 400 “prescribed” before the development earlier this century of effective medications to control diabetes. In this paper an attempt has been made to give an overview of certain Indian plants with their phytoconstituents and mechanism of action which have been studied for their antidiabetic activity.
Shanti Bhushan Mishra *, CH. V. Rao, S.K. Ojha, M. Vijayakumar, A. Verma and S. Alok
Department of Pharmacognosy, Roorkee College of Pharmacy *, Roorkee (Uttarakhand), India
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