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Trending Complementary Ethno-medication of Diabetes Mellitus in Khartoum: A Hospital-based Survey



Aimun A.E. Ahmed, Salah Eldin Abdel Hag Abdel Haleem, Amina A. Gasm-El-Bari, Wadeaa A. Fadl-Almawla and Mukhtar Bebeji
 
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Background and Objective: In spite of the observation of the extensive, ethnopharmacological, nutraceutical and condimental, use of herbals in the country, Sudanese use of herbal medicines is not adequately addressed. This unattended therapy impacts patient safe diabetic control, wherein conventional diabetes medications are combined to or abandoned in-favor of these herbs. The purpose of this study was to assess the current status of herbal medications, commonly used in the Sudanese ethnopharmacology, complementary to hypoglycemic agents among Sudanese diabetic patients. Materials and Methods: The two months, cross-sectional, hospital-based study enrolled (n = 260) diabetic patients. Results: Although the majority were Khartoum residents, many of them were from different states and belong to different tribes in Sudan. About 61.2% were females, whilst 49.6% aged above 40 years. The majority of the participants were type-2 diabetes mellitus patients. Almost 33.8% had developed hypertension secondary to diabetes mellitus. Almost 44.2% were free from complications. About 73.8% used herbal medications concurrently with their prescribed orthodox medications. Conclusion: The adjunct use of some herbs with anti-diabetic drugs produced significant positive therapeutic outcomes. A vista is opened for future larger scale investigations.

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Aimun A.E. Ahmed, Salah Eldin Abdel Hag Abdel Haleem, Amina A. Gasm-El-Bari, Wadeaa A. Fadl-Almawla and Mukhtar Bebeji, 2021. Trending Complementary Ethno-medication of Diabetes Mellitus in Khartoum: A Hospital-based Survey. Singapore Journal of Scientific Research, 11: 1-9.

DOI: 10.3923/sjsres.2021.1.9

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=sjsres.2021.1.9
 
Received: December 16, 2019; Accepted: February 01, 2020; Published: December 15, 2020



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