The role of medicinal plants in the treatment of diabetes: a systematic review.

Kooti, Wesam. and Farokhipour, Maryam. and Asadzadeh, Zahra. and Ashtary-Larky, Damoon. and Asadi-Samani, Majid. (2016) The role of medicinal plants in the treatment of diabetes: a systematic review. Electronic physician, 8 (1). pp. 1832-42. ISSN 2008-5842


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INTRODUCTION Diabetes is a serious metabolic disorder and plenty of medical plants are used in traditional medicines to treat diabetes. These plants have no side effects and many existing medicines are derived from the plants. The purpose of this systematic review is to study diabetes and to summarize the available treatments for this disease, focusing especially on herbal medicine. METHODS Required papers about diabetes and effective plants were searched from the databases, including Science direct, PubMed, Wiley, Scopus, and Springer. Keywords in this study are "medicinal plants", "diabetes", "symptom", "herbal", and "treatment". Out of the 490 collected articles (published in the period between 1995 and 2015), 450 were excluded due to non-relevance or lack of access to the original article. RESULTS Diabetes is mainly due to oxidative stress and an increase in reactive oxygen species that can have major effects. Many plants contain different natural antioxidants, in particular tannins, flavonoids, C and E vitamins that have the ability to maintain β-cells performance and decrease glucose levels in the blood. CONCLUSION According to published results, it can be said that medical plants are more affordable and have less side effects compared synthetic drugs, and are more effective in treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetes; herbal; medicinal plants; symptom; treatment
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > student research center
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Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 03:05
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 06:50

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