Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in the endocrine system. This dreadful disease is found in all parts of the world and is becoming a serious threat to mankind health. There are lots of chemical agents available to control and to treat diabetic patients, but nowadays several medicinal plants have been investigated for their beneficial use in diabetes. The effects of these plants may delay the development of diabetic complications and correct the metabolic abnormalities. Many phytoconstituents responsible for antidiabetic effects have been isolated from hypoglycaemic plants.
Key words: Diabetes mellitus, plants, herbal medicine, phytoconstituents.
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