Antidiabetic potential of medicinal plants and their active components

Bahare Salehi, Athar Ata, Nanjangud V.Anil Kumar, Farukh Sharopov, Karina Ramírez-Alarcón, Ana Ruiz-Ortega, Seyed Abdulmajid Ayatollahi, Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou, Farzad Kobarfard, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Marcello Iriti, Yasaman Taheri, Miquel Martorell, Antoni Sureda, William N. Setzer, Alessandra Durazzo, Massimo Lucarini, Antonello Santini, Raffaele Capasso, Elise Adrian OstranderAtta-ur-Rahman, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, William C. Cho, Javad Sharifi-Rad

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Diabetes mellitus is one of the major health problems in the world, the incidence and associated mortality are increasing. Inadequate regulation of the blood sugar imposes serious consequences for health. Conventional antidiabetic drugs are effective, however, also with unavoidable side effects. On the other hand, medicinal plants may act as an alternative source of antidiabetic agents. Examples of medicinal plants with antidiabetic potential are described, with focuses on preclinical and clinical studies. The beneficial potential of each plant matrix is given by the combined and concerted action of their profile of biologically active compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Article number551
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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