Hem Raj Vashist, Avneet Gupta, Abhishek Sharma, R B Sharma


Herbal and alternative medicines have been used for centuries.  In fact, there has been evidence showing that herbal remedies have been around since the Neanderthal period about 60,000 years ago.  Other evidence of the use of herbs for medicinal purposes has appeared in cave painting estimated to have been made between 13,000 and 255,000 BC.  Most of the synthetic prescription drugs made today is based on naturally occurring substances and capabilities found in plants. during the past few years some of the new bioactive drugs isolated from plants showed antidiabetic activity with more efficacy than oral hypoglycemic agents used in clinical therapy. Many studies have confirmed the benefits of medicinal plants with hypo- glycemic effects in the management of diabetes mellitus.The present work is the compilation of such drugs.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24018/10.24018/iijmps.2018.v1i1.22

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