Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3778

Review

Blood glucose lowering potential of some herbal plants

Uttara Singh1*, Anita Kochhar2 and Sadhana Singh3
1College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, India. 2Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, India. 3College of H.Sc., Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 March 2011
  •  Published: 23 September 2011

Abstract

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.