Antidiabetic Leads from Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants

Rohit Sharma, Prajapati P.K.


India has a great ancient heritage of traditional medicine, which is based on various systems, including Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU). Ayurveda have rich traditional knowledge of medicinal herbs acting on various metabolic disorders including diabetes. Extensive researches are being carried out in last few decades to establish the claim made by ancient literature; still many remain to be evaluated. Though the information is scattered in various ancient Ayurvedic treatises and Nighantus (Ayurvedic Materia Medica), there is need to assemble it. Considering this, present report was attempted to document such information which can be used as ready reckoner for research as well as clinical purpose.


Herbal medicine; Ayurveda; Diabetes Mellitus; Materia medica; Nighantu; antidiabetic; Hypoglycemic; Antihyperglycemic; Madhumeha

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