MEDICINAL PLANTS POTENTIAL AGAINST DIABETES MELLITUS: REVIEW ARTICLEAbstract
Diabetes mellitus (DM), both type I and type II, is a common metabolic disorder worldwide. It is characterized by hyperglycemia, lipid, and protein metabolism abnormalities, and accompanied by several clinical complications including retinopathy, neuropathy, and nephropathy. Many traditional herbs have been used for the treatment of DM. In the present review, we showed a list of these herbs describing their growth area, anti-diabetic properties, their active constituent, and mechanism of action. From the review, the anti-diabetic activity of herbs is largely attributed to the presence of polyphenols, flavonoids, terpenoids, and coumarins. Also, this review strongly suggests these herbs as a natural and safe alternative treatment to the regularly used chemical anti-diabetic therapies.
S. M. Matalqah * and D. M. Al-Tawalbeh
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan.
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