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Active phytoconstituents for diabetes management: A review

  • Rajnish Gupta EMAIL logo


Diabetes is a metabolic syndrome increasing rapidly due to occupational stress, lack of physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and increasing occurrence of obesity, associated with rapidly growing urbanization and industrialization. Due to erroneous carbohydrate metabolism, diabetics are more prone to chronic complications like nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy, coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial disease resulting in tissue damage. Current treatment protocols to these problems produce more serious adverse effects and are costly too. Medicinal plants provide an alternative of safe, reliable and cost-effective pharmacological source to all these ailments. This review provides the compiled data of isolated active phytoconstituents of 22 potent antidiabetic plants with their plant-part used, which might be useful for drug development.

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Received: 2017-09-24
Accepted: 2017-11-05
Published Online: 2018-01-19

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