Current Researches on Plants Having Antidiabetic Potential: An Overview
- *Corresponding Author:
- Banshidhar Behera
Department of Dravyaguna, Gaur Brahman Ayurvedic College, Rohtak, Haryana- 124001. India
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Received date: 17 March 2013 Accepted date: 04 April 2013
Diabetes mellitus is a major threat to global public health as the world wide incidences rising day by day and now emerging as global epidemic affecting approximately 285 million people worldwide that will increase to 439 million by 2030. International Diabetic Federation (IDF) has estimated that by 2025 every fifth diabetic subject in world will be an Indian. As the disease progresses, tissue or vascular damage ensues leading to severe diabetic complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, cardiovascular complications and ulceration and projected as the World’s main disablerand killer in the next 25 years.Therefore, the management of diabetes is still challenging one. In last few years, there has been an exponential growth in the field of herbal medicine and gaining popularity both in developing and developed countries because of their natural origin and less side effects. There is a great demand for search on safer and cost effective natural products with anti-diabetic properties. Various scientific studies have confirmed the beneficial effect of plants with antidiabetic effects in the management of Diabetes mellitus in Streptozotocin and Alloxan induced diabetic animal models. In present reviewmedicinal plants with antidiabetic activity are enlisted based on article published in various scientific journals.