Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Herbal Medicine as an Alternative Medicine for Treating Diabetes: The Global Burden


Publishing date
23 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Jan 2014

Lead Editor

1Alternative therapeutic Unit, Drug Development Division, Medicinal Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

2State University of New York, New Paltz campus, New York, USA

3Department of Pharmacognosy, National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

4Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India


Herbal Medicine as an Alternative Medicine for Treating Diabetes: The Global Burden

Description

Diabetes mellitus being a major global health problem has to be dealt firmly. It is a multifactorial disease causing several complications such as retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, cardiovascular diseases, and so forth. Hence, it demands a multiple therapeutic approach at low cost with lesser toxicity and minimal side effects. Recently, efforts are being made to discover novel herbal antidiabetic agents as an alternative to the synthetic agents.

Major hindrance in amalgamation of herbal medicine in modern medical practices is lack of scientific and clinical data proving their efficacy and safety. There is a need for conducting clinical research in herbal drugs and developing simple bioassays for biological standardization and pharmacological and toxicological evaluation. It is also important to establish the active component/s from these plant extracts.

We invite authors to submit original research as well as review articles that add value to the existing knowledge of traditional system of medicine by highlighting the importance of herbal medicines in the cure of diabetes, emerging as a major health problem. We are particularly interested in articles that explore the efficacy of herbs in managing diabetes and the complications associated with it. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Latest technologies for clinical evaluation of herbal antidiabetic drugs
  • Role of oxidative stress in severity of diabetes mellitus and its management
  • Identification of molecular targets for curing diabetes mellitus
  • Development and testing of novel and effective antidiabetic drugs derived from plants
  • Phytochemical investigation of antidiabetic plants and isolation of compounds having hypoglycemic effect
  • Elucidating the mechanism of action of hypoglycemic effect of plants
  • New cellular and animal models to test and understand the antidiabetic effect of plants

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 596071
  • - Editorial

Herbal Medicine as an Alternative Medicine for Treating Diabetes: The Global Burden

Geeta Watal | Preeti Dhar | ... | Bechan Sharma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 432141
  • - Erratum

Erratum to “Mediterranean Diet and Red Yeast Rice Supplementation for the Management of Hyperlipidemia in Statin-Intolerant Patients with or without Type 2 Diabetes”

Giovanni Sartore | Silvia Burlina | ... | Annunziata Lapolla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 698617
  • - Review Article

Botanical, Pharmacological, Phytochemical, and Toxicological Aspects of the Antidiabetic Plant Bidens pilosa L.

Wen-Chin Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 743473
  • - Research Article

Mediterranean Diet and Red Yeast Rice Supplementation for the Management of Hyperlipidemia in Statin-Intolerant Patients with or without Type 2 Diabetes

Sartore Giovanni | Burlina Silvia | ... | Lapolla Annunziata
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 938081
  • - Research Article

Stevioside from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni Increases Insulin Sensitivity in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes

Nabilatul Hani Mohd-Radzman | Wan Iryani Wan Ismail | ... | Aishah Adam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 718049
  • - Review Article

Potential Roles of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni in Abrogating Insulin Resistance and Diabetes: A Review

Nabilatul Hani Mohd-Radzman | W. I. W. Ismail | ... | Aishah Adam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 727602
  • - Research Article

Antidiabetic Effect of Oral Borapetol B Compound, Isolated from the Plant Tinospora crispa, by Stimulating Insulin Release

Faradianna E. Lokman | Harvest F. Gu | ... | Claes-Göran Östenson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 406365
  • - Review Article

Use of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for the Detection of Glycemic Elements in Indian Medicinal Plants

Prashant Kumar Rai | Amrita Kumari Srivastava | ... | Geeta Watal
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