DIABETES AND ANTIDIABETIC HERBAL FORMULATIONS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO ALLOPATHYAbstract
The present study was based on diabetes, its cure & herbal products available in the market. Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder, affecting 16 million individuals in the United States and 200 million worldwide. Despite the use of advanced synthetic drugs for the treatment, use of herbal remedies is gaining higher importance because of synthetic drugs have drawbacks and limitations. The herbal drugs with anti-diabetic activity are extensively formulated commercially because of easy availability, affordability and fewer side effects as compared to synthetic anti-diabetic drugs. Anti-diabetic herbal formulations (AHF) are considered to be more effective for the management of diabetes. There are around 600 herbal drug manufacturers in India of which almost all manufacturers are developing AHF in addition to others. Till date, no article is published to give detailed information about the herbal preparations on diabetes available in the market. In this, we illustrate about diabetes mellitus and its types, causes, sign, and symptoms, complications, pathophysiology, diabetic medication, diabetic treatment, herbal diabetic cure, advantages of herbal medicines over Allopathy and herbal formulations. Thus, this review article undertakes the attempt for providing updated information on the type of diabetes and herbal formulations which will enhance the existing knowledge of the researchers.
M. Kaur* and V. Valecha
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doon Valley Institute of Pharmacy And Medicines, Karnal, Haryana, India.
11 August 2014
08 September 2014
28 September 2014
01 October 2014