Herbal Drugs with Anti-Diabetic Potential

  • Smily Walia Department of Pharmaceutics, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India
  • J.S. Dua Department of Pharmaceutics, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India
  • D.N. Prasad Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India


Diabetes mellitus (DM), also known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), is a common and serious metabolic condition that affects people all over the world. Traditional herbal plants have been utilized to treat diabetes mellitus all throughout the world. Several herbs have been found to treat and control diabetes among numerous medicines and poly herbal plants; they also have no adverse effects. Diabetes mellitus is a horrible disease that affects people all over the world and is becoming a serious danger to humanity's health.  Thus, herbal plants may be a possible source of anti-diabetic medicines, with ethno botanical data indicating that around 800 plants may have anti-diabetic potential. Although synthetic oral hypoglycemic agents/insulin are a popular diabetes therapy and are effective in controlling hyperglycemia, they have significant side effects and do not significantly modify the course of diabetic complications. This is the primary reason why an increasing number of individuals are looking for alternative medicines with fewer or no adverse effects. The botanical name, common name, component, and mechanism of action for anti-diabetic activity were provided in this review study, as well as plant-based commercial poly herbal formulations.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Medicinal plants, glucose, poly herbal plants

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Medicinal plants, glucose, poly herbal plants


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Smily Walia, Department of Pharmaceutics, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India

Department of Pharmaceutics, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India

J.S. Dua, Department of Pharmaceutics, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India

Department of Pharmaceutics, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India

D.N. Prasad, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Punjab, India


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