A Review on Antidiabetic Medicinal Plants

Author : Tanu Sharma and M. C. Sidhu

Medicinal plants are being used from centuries for the treatment of various human ailments. Remedial preparations from plants are considered to be cost effective, safe and alternate for the treatment of diseases including diabetes mellitus. The purpose of the present article is to document the antidiabetic plant species. A total of 143 species and their constituents along with extracts have been reviewed. Plant part used, solvents and test animals have also been briefly described. The antidiabetic activity is attributed to the different phytochemicals present in medicinal plants.

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