Medicinal Plants in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Hosseini, Seyed Ebrahim; Tavakoli, Farnaz; Karami, Mohammad
September 2014
Journal of Clinical Excellence;2014, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p64
Academic Journal
Diabetes Melitus is a complex disease. For most people, it's a new way of life, and it affects relationships in all areas as much as it affects eating and physical activity. If blood sugar level remains consistently higher than normal, over time it can make dameges on organs like heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and other parts of the body. Sometimes people with diabetes melitus don't realize that they have the disease until they begin to have other health problems. In management of diabetes melitus, the aim is to help people to minimize the risk of developing future complications with control their blood glucose levels. Since ancient times, plants have been an exemplary source of medicine. Researches conducted in last few decades on plants mentioned in ancient literature or used traditionally for diabetes have shown anti-diabetic property of some kinde of plants. The present paper reviews 15 such plants that have shown experimental or clinical anti-diabetic activity.


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