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A Review on Natural Products and Herbs Used in the Management of Diabetes

Author(s):

Deepshikha Patle, Manish Vyas and Gopal L. Khatik*   Pages 1 - 12 ( 12 )

Abstract:


Aim: We aimed to review the importance of the natural products and herbs used in the management of diabetes mellitus (DM) as medicinal agents.

Background: Naturally obtaining phytoactive compounds and herbs are very important because they found to be effective against several diseases. DM is a commonly occurring endocrinological disorder with the incidences increased four times in the last 34 years. There are several oral hypoglycemic agents available in the market but in the long term may lead to a high risk of secondary failure rate.

Objectives: This review focuses on natural products and herbs application in effective management of diabetic conditions, natural products can be utilized as an alternative therapy. Methods: We searched the various online database online (PubMed, Bentham, ScienceDirect) and scientific publications from the library using qualitative systematic review. The criteria of the review were based on natural products and herbs application as a possessing medicinal value against diabetes and the literatures of previous thirty years have been searched. The inclusion criteria of materials were based on the quality and relevancy with our aim.

Results: We observed that owing the potential of natural products and herbs different research groups are searching for the potent natural antidiabetic agents with minimal side effects. Recent research showed that there is a decline in a number of new molecules due to failing in clinical trial because of toxicity thus natural products and herbs are considered as the alternative. Currently, some of the natural products and herbs like coixol, andrographolide, Tinospora cordifolia, polypeptide p, charantin, Annona squamosa and Nigella are being explored for their potential to be used successfully for the management of type 2 diabetes.

Conclusion: The significance of natural products and herbs in the anticipation of diabetes and allied complications are being described herein. We observed that a huge work is being done to explore the natural products and herbs to manage the diabetes and this review gives the highlights of them.

Keywords:

Natural products, Herbs, Flavonoid, Diabetes mellitus.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences - PCTE Group of Institutes, Jhande, VPO Baddowal, Ludhiana, Punjab, Department of Ayurveda, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar- Delhi G.T. Road, Phagwara, Punjab, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar- Delhi G.T. Road, Phagwara, Punjab



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