Ethnobotanical Values of Antidiabetic Plants of M.P. Region, India
Sangeeta Devi, Davinder Kumar, Muneesh Kumar
Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of death after heart disease & cancer in many developed countries. The complications of diabetes affect the eye, kidney, and nervous system. Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, renal failure, amputation, heart attacks and stroke. Diabetes mellitus is a clinical condition characterized by increased blood glucose level (hyperglycemia) due to insufficient or inefficient insulin. An important feature of diabetes is that the body cells are starved of glucose despite its very high concentration around i.e, scarcity in plenty. Plants have been used both in the prevention and cure of various diseases of humans and their pets. With the advent of human civilization, many systems of therapy have been developed primarily based on plants. Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Sidda, Unani etc. are our traditional systems of medicines. Many wild plants have also been used for medicinal purposes and some of them considered to be poisonous.