Therapeutic uses of Vitex negundo leaves in glycaemia control
Sandeep Kumar, Eti Sharma and Gunjan Garg
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder described via an excessive blood glucose degree. Vitex negundo leaves extract phytochemicals to have the extremely good capability of healing diabetes. Vitex negundo belongs to the family Verbenaceae found in almost all parts of Asian countries, V. negundo leaf extract has a significant impact on glycoprotein metabolism. The phytochemical extracts of the leaf-contain many other antidiabetic compounds like Friedelin, carotene, B-Pinene, Linalool, Camphor, and Nerolidol. In the present report, we have discussed the geographical distribution, different phytochemicals present in the plant, and their therapeutic uses. An herbal approach is highly needed to treat diabetes to minimize the adverse effect of allopathic medicine. Further studies are needed to find the potential target of diabetes and to convert the antidiabetic potential of Vitex negundo into the form of an herbal drug.