Medicinal plants and secondary metabolites for diabetes mellitus control

Bahmani, M. and Golshahi, H. and Saki, K. and Rafieian-Kopaei, M. and Delfan, B. and Mohammadi, T. (2014) Medicinal plants and secondary metabolites for diabetes mellitus control. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 4 (S2). S687-S692.

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Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common and complex problems of modern societies which has caused many economic and social problems. Because diabetes has no definite treatment, the use of traditional medicine seems to be an appropriate solution to control and manage it. Studies revealed that Vaccinium Arctostaphylos L., Securigera securidaca L., Gymnema sylvestre L., Atriplex halimus L., Camellia sinensis L., Ginkgo biloba L., Mamordica charantia L., Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad., Allium cepa L., Allium sativum L., Silybum marianum (L.), Gaertn and Trigonella foenum graecum L. are effective against diabetes. Flavonoids, quercin, metformin, quinolizidine, anthocyanin, catechin and flavone, phenylpropanoids, lipoic acid and coumarin metabolites were introduced major impact on diabetes. With regard to the study of plants and their metabolites and the mechanisms of their influence, it is clear that these plants have the potential to reduce blood sugar and diabetes and be considered as candidates for preparing new drugs. Combination of plants extracts or their components may also have synergistic effects to better act on diabetes. © 2014 Asian Pacific Tropical Medicine Press.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: anthocyanin; antidiabetic agent; catechin; coumarin; drug metabolite; flavone; flavonoid; herbaceous agent; metformin; phenylpropanoid; quercin; quinolizidine derivative; thioctic acid; unclassified drug, Article; Atriplex halimus; biochemical composition; biological activity; Camellia sinensis; colocynth; diabetes control; diabetes mellitus; drug effect; drug efficacy; drug potency; drug safety; drug screening; garlic; Ginkgo biloba; glycemic control; Gymnema sylvestre; human; medicinal plant; Momordica charantia; nonhuman; onion; phytochemistry; Securigera securidaca; Silybum marianum; Trigonella foenum; Vaccinium arctostaphylos
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2017 07:49
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