SOME HERBAL DRUGS USED FOR TREATMENT OF DIABETES
Diabetes mellitus is a dreadful disease found in all parts of the world and is becoming a serious threat to mankind health.Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels thatresult from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both. The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed 21,000 plants, which are used for medicinal purposes around the world. Herbal medicines have been highly esteemed sourceof medicine throughout the human history. Alternative to synthetic agents, plants provide a potential source of hypoglycemic drugs and are widely used to prevent diabetes. In the present review, an attempt has been made to summarize some of the herbal plants having anti-diabetic activity which are beneficial for the mankind.