Antidiabetic activity of stem bark of Careya arborea Roxb.

Author : Wadkar Kiran A, Magdum Chandrakant S

World Health Organization (WHO) Projects a 170% growth in the number of people with Diabetes in developing countries by 2025. Between 1995 and 2025 the number of the adult population affect by DM in developing countries is projected to grow by 170%, from 84 to 228 million people. By 2025, these countries will be home to 76% of all persons with diabetes, as compared with 62% in 1995. In the same period, the developed world will see a 41% increase, from 51 to 72 million people. Since ancient times, a number of herbal medicines have been used in the treatment of this disease and many studies have been carried out in the search of a suitable plant drug that would be effective in Diabetes mellitus. The associated disadvantages with insulin and oral hypoglycaemic agents have led to stimulation in the research for locating natural resources showing antidiabetic activity. There is increasing demand by patients to use the natural products with antidiabetic activity. A survey of the literature reveals that not much scientific evaluation has been conducted to check the antidiabetic potential of Careya arborea Roxb. So the present study was carried out to evaluate antidiabetic activity of alcoholic extract of bark of Careya arborea Roxb.

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