OVERVIEW OF CYNODON DACTYLON (DOOB GRASS) IN MODERN MEDICINE AS ANTIDIABETIC HERB .

  • MUKESH CHANDRA DAS Rajendra Institute Of Medical Sciences Ranchi,Jharkhand.
  • SHAMA SHILPI M.G.M Medical college,Jamshedpur,Jharkhand
  • SATISH CHANDRA Rajendra Institute Of Medical Sciences Ranchi,Jharkhand.

Abstract

Abstract- According  to WHO About 347 million people worldwide  have  diabetes, and is predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death in the world by the year 2030.According to Diabetes Atlas 2012, released by ‘International Diabetes Federation’ India has 63 million people living with diabetes and is only second to China. By 2030, India's diabetes burden is expected to cross the 100 million mark as against 87 million earlier estimated.  Many oral hypoglycemic agents, such as biguanides and sulfonylurea are available   along with insulin for the treatment of diabetes mellitus but they have significant side effects and sometimes they are found to be ineffective in chronic diabetic patients.  Since ancient times, diabetes has been treated orally with several medicinal plants or their extracts. Phytochemical study shows  the presences of flavonoids and sterols in Cynodon dactylon(Doob Grass) which exhibit hypoglycemic activity and are also known for their ability of beta cell regeneration  of pancreas. Sterols have also shown to decrease blood sugar in experimental animal models.

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Author Biographies

MUKESH CHANDRA DAS, Rajendra Institute Of Medical Sciences Ranchi,Jharkhand.
Department Of Pharmacology,Junior Resident
SHAMA SHILPI, M.G.M Medical college,Jamshedpur,Jharkhand
Department of Physiology,Tutor.
SATISH CHANDRA, Rajendra Institute Of Medical Sciences Ranchi,Jharkhand.
Department Of Pharmacology,Professor.
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DAS, M., SHILPI, S., & CHANDRA, S. (2013). OVERVIEW OF CYNODON DACTYLON (DOOB GRASS) IN MODERN MEDICINE AS ANTIDIABETIC HERB . Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 3(6), 117-120. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v3i6.701