An overview on the efficacy of herbs used in ayurvedic formulations for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Kandunuri, Kiran Kumar, White, Kenneth and Smith, Eileen (2016) An overview on the efficacy of herbs used in ayurvedic formulations for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 4 (5). pp. 116-121. ISSN 2321-2187

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Ayurvedic herbs are proven to provide symptomatic relief and prevention of secondary complications of diabetes. Though mainstream treatment is effective in controlling the disease, it is expensive and has adverse side effects. Ayurvedic formulations have the ability to regenerate pancreatic beta cells, while possessing antioxidant and cholesterol lowering properties. The present review is focused on highlighting characteristics of prominent anti-diabetic herbs and their hypoglycaemic activities that have shown proven cellular, pre-clinical or clinical evidences. Poly herbal formulations of multiple herbal extracts are also discussed. The promising nature of herbal therapy is compared against mainstream therapy. Despite the promising nature of the herbal therapy for treatment of diabetes the majority of the herbs have remained unexplored to their full potential. Therefore, it is important to highlight their potentials and ascertain their therapeutic properties and benefits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ayurveda, Type 2 diabetes, Anti-diabetic activity, Hypoglycaemic herbs, Polyherbal formulations
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 570 Life sciences; biology
Department: School of Human Sciences
Depositing User: Kenneth White
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 08:10
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 15:16


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