Medicinal plants as a potential source for treatment of diabetes mellitus

Author : Khaled Nabih Zaki Rashed

Diabetes mellitus is a common and serious metabolic disorder throughout the world. Traditional plant treatments have been used throughout the world for the therapy of diabetes mellitus. History showed that folk medicinal plants uses have been used to treat diabetes; this is because such herbal plants have hypoglycemic properties and other beneficial properties. The article shows a listing of medicinal plants used in phytotherapy of diabetes and those experimentally studied as hypoglycemic. The effects of these plants may delay the development of diabetic complications.

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