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Herbal Medications for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: A Review

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Bilal A. Al-Jaidi*, Haifa'aMarouf Odetallah, Balakumar Chandrasekaran and Razan Amro   Pages 1 - 19 ( 19 )

Abstract:


Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder of the endocrine system affecting people worldwide. It is a serious disorder that needs life time control which is mainly treated by numerous chemical agents. But most of these chemical agents are associated with various unpleasant adverse effects, as a result of which there is a growing interest towards the alternative medicines which are found to be comparatively safer causing less adverse effects. As there are many plant’s extracts which are evident to provide hypoglycemic effect, intensive investigations are under progress to explore their advantageous effects on diabetic patients. This article discusses some of these important plants that are either being used for the treatment or under investigation for future drug development.

Keywords:

Alternative therapy, Herbal medication, Diabetes mellitus., Diabetes, alternative medicines, endocrine system

Affiliation:

Faculty of Pharmacy, Philadelphia University, P.O BOX (1), Philadelphia University , Faculty of Pharmacy, Philadelphia University, P.O BOX (1), Philadelphia University , Faculty of Pharmacy, Philadelphia University, P.O BOX (1), Philadelphia University , Department of Chemistry, The University of Jordan, Amman 11942



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