Nargund, R.R., Kulkarni, V.H., Habbu, P.V., Smita, D.M.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic hyperglycemic condition resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action. The uncontrolled and chronic hyperglycemia will lead diabetic complications, subsequent protein glycosylation, coagulation defects, hypoxia, and ischemia. The current therapy diabetes mellitus (DM) is only to control the blood glucose and unable to monitor, mitigate and reduce the complications associated with the DM. They also have many adverse effects, and many patients need monitoring and management for long term complications. The Ayurveda system found many herbs which exhibit promising results pre-clinically, clinically in the management of DM and beneficial effects in DM complications. Recently, herbal medicines are gaining importance in the management of DM. This article attempts to provide information about medicinal plants of Western Ghats, India was used for the management of DM and its complications.
Diabetes mellitus, Western Ghats plants, Secondary metabolites
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Nargund, R. R., Kulkarni, V. H., Habbu, P. V., Smita, D. M. (2017). Antidiabetic Potential of Ethnomedicinal Plants of Western Ghats, India: A Review. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 6(2), 189 - 208.