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International Journal of Pharmacology
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 419-439
DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2011.419.439
Pharmacology and Phytochemistry of Pakistani Herbs and Herbal Drugs Used for Treatment of Diabetes
Asia Karim, Muhammad Nouman Sohail, Saba Munir and Saba Sattar

Abstract:
After twenty years Pakistan will be the fourth largest country with respect to the diabetic individuals. For a developing country like Pakistan availability of modren medical facilities to every person is not possible. In addition to economic constrains, reported side effects of these modern drugs encouroged us to search for an economical and safe alternative that can cure this disease. Herbal plants (cheaper availability and with less or no side effects) have emerged as a potential candidate. This review focuses the effectiveness of herbs and herbal drugs which are commonly used in Pakistan against diabetes. Different search engines were explored including Pubmed, Google and Asci database (up to 2nd June 2011) by using different keywords. Priority was given to research article and information given by authentic organizations and federations. Ninteen plants, which were used by local people as vegetable or herbal remedy, were analyzed for their antidiabetic potentials on the basis of previously published literature. Varying levels of antioxidant, antihyperlipidemic, Insulin stimulating, nephroprotective and hepatoprotective activities of these plants have been reported in various studies. Out of the ninteen herbs O. sanctum, Z. officinale, T. foenum-graecum and P. amarus were found to be the most effective against diabetes. In future adaptive use of these herbs in daily life as food may help to slow down the pace of disease development in Pakistan. There are plenty of herbs for which the medicinal value is still to be inquired so that they can replace and used as an alternate of synthetic drugs.
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How to cite this article:

Asia Karim, Muhammad Nouman Sohail, Saba Munir and Saba Sattar, 2011. Pharmacology and Phytochemistry of Pakistani Herbs and Herbal Drugs Used for Treatment of Diabetes. International Journal of Pharmacology, 7: 419-439.

DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2011.419.439

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijp.2011.419.439

COMMENTS
02 September, 2016
williams jeffrey:
People say there is no cure for diabetes. However, there are several ways to manage the condition in order to keep insulin at the proper level.
There are several different techniques and strategies for managing diabetes. Some of them include:
carefully monitoring one's diet in order to keep blood sugar levels in check;
using insulin injections as needed to maintain optimal levels in those whose bodies don't produce the hormone;
keeping a close eye on blood sugar levels by using special kits that measure insulin and sugar in the blood; and
following an exercise routine in order to keep blood pressure levels in check.
As with any disease or condition,doctors and researchers are constantly seeking new ways to treat and manage diabetes.
People are more concerned about using harsh, synthetic medications than ever before,but now there are a growing concern across the globe to as how cure it.
people in many developing countries - particular in Africa - have been using herbs to treat and cure diabetes for years.
I have never believed it till i was cure of diabetes.
I came in contact with Mr.Clifford who told how he was cure of his diabetes through a herbal doctor in Africa,
i made a contact to Dr.ASIEGBU ODIGWE after wish i explain my condition to him,he prepared a herbs for me,
today the lab result is negative.I'm sharing this for people that are in my formal condition.
Williams Jeffrey is my name, you can contact Dr. ASIEGBU ODIGWE
 
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