Tue, 21 Nov 2017

Medicinal Plants From Twelve Families Having Antidiabetic Activity: A Review

M. C. Sidhu1* Tanu Sharma1

1.Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014


ABSTRACT

The plant based antidiabetic remedies are gaining popularity throughout the world. There is large number of medicinal plants which are traditionally used for the management of diabetes. These plants need detailed investigation for the quality and quantity of the concerned chemical compounds. The present review has highlighted 81 plant species belonging to 12 families and 68 genera. Amongst the various plant parts of these species, leaves have been utilized in almost 50% of the total medical preparations. Other plant parts also have their utility in antidiabetic formulations. This information is useful for the herbal practitioners, biomedical researchers and pharmaceutical industries.

Keywords: Active principle, diabetes, extracts, hypoglycemia, plant species.


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