Priyanka ., Rita Singh


Among the most common chronic diseases in the world, Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an extremely studied and widely manifested multi-factorial disease which deliberately requires multi-modal therapeutic strategies [1]. It has an age-old history of being recognized and even symptomised in various cultures of the world majorly as glycosuria (sweet urine). Hence, the treatment strategies for DM have been in the process of development and documentation since a long time in traditional medicine systems. Back then the nature of drug used to be mostly unorganized and crude. The major difference now in the modern era is that the treatment strategies basically concentrate on identifying, isolating, modifying or searching alternatives of the lead compounds and exact active principles which attribute to the desired therapeutic nature of the plant. The aim of this paper is to acknowledge the various treatment methods available for Diabetes mellitus and to review the Traditional Indian herbs and plants which are most efficiently, safely and widely accepted medicament for DM and source of future lead compounds and family-wise segregation of these plants. This review is in total compliance with the strong and effective traditional medicinal systems of India.

Keywords: Traditional medicinal herbs, Diabetes treatment, Alternative Anti-diabetics, Herbal Drugs

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