Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Efficacy and Safety of Medicinal Plants Used in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus


Publishing date
17 Jan 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Aug 2013

Lead Editor

1Phytomedicine, Toxicology and Reproductive Biochemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

2Phytomedicine and Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

3Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Cape Peninsula University, Wellington Campus, Wellington 7655, Western Cape, South Africa

4Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State, Qwaqwa Campus, Phuthaditjhaba 9866, South Africa

5Institute of Molecular, College of medicine, University of Glasgow


Efficacy and Safety of Medicinal Plants Used in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Description

The use of plants in medicine is an age-long practice in various parts of the globe for both preventive and curative purposes. Several warnings have been issued over lack of quality control, scientific evidence for the efficacy, and potential adverse effects of herbal remedies including hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, and reproductive toxicity among others. Despite all of these, reliance on herbs as medicine for the management of diabetes mellitus is still much practiced by a large proportion of the world population because it is readily available, affordable, and perceived reduced toxicity. Therefore, with the upsurge of interests in medicinal plants, there is need for thorough scientific investigations of these plants for both efficacy and potential toxicity.

We invite researchers to submit original research and review articles on efficacy/pharmacology and overall safety/toxicology of medicinal plants involved in the treatment and/or management of diabetes mellitus. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Justification for therapeutic properties of these botanicals/natural products in traditional medicine as antidiabetic agents
  • Mechanism of action of these medicinal plants in the management of diabetes mellitus
  • Recent development in medicinal plants and diabetes mellitus
  • Toxicological effects associated with the use of medicinal plants/natural products in diabetic conditions
  • Mechanistic approach to the toxicity/safety of medicinal plants used as antidiabetic agents

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 793035
  • - Editorial

Efficacy and Safety of Medicinal Plants Used in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Musa T. Yakubu | Taofik O. Sunmonu | ... | Mohamed Eddouks
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 982165
  • - Research Article

Hexane Fractions of Bupleurum falcatum L. Stimulates Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Secretion through -Mediated Pathway

Min-Hee Shin | Eun-Kyeong Choi | ... | Hyeung-Jin Jang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 867075
  • - Research Article

Free Radicals Scavenging Capacity, Antidiabetic and Antihypertensive Activities of Flavonoid-Rich Fractions from Leaves of Trichilia emetica and Opilia amentacea in an Animal Model of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Kiessoun Konaté | Kassi Yomalan | ... | Nicolas Barro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 145901
  • - Research Article

Ameliorative Effect of Hexane Extract of Phalaris canariensis on High Fat Diet-Induced Obese and Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Mice

Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez | Diana Madrigales Ahuatzi | ... | Jose Maria Mota-Flores
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 826380
  • - Research Article

Nigella sativa Fixed and Essential Oil Supplementation Modulates Hyperglycemia and Allied Complications in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes Mellitus

Muhammad Tauseef Sultan | Masood Sadiq Butt | ... | Vincenzo De Feo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 935486
  • - Research Article

Protective Effect of Free and Bound Polyphenol Extracts from Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) on the Hepatic Antioxidant and Some Carbohydrate Metabolizing Enzymes of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

Mutiu Idowu Kazeem | Musbau Adewunmi Akanji | ... | Anofi Omotayo Tom Ashafa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 671252
  • - Research Article

Polysaccharides-Rich Extract of Ganoderma lucidum (M.A. Curtis:Fr.) P. Karst Accelerates Wound Healing in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

Poh-Guat Cheng | Chia-Wei Phan | ... | Umah Rani Kuppusamy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 869305
  • - Research Article

Lectin from Crataeva tapia Bark Improves Tissue Damages and Plasma Hyperglycemia in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Mice

Amanda Alves da Rocha | Tiago Ferreira da Silva Araújo | ... | Vera Lúcia de Menezes Lima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 203614
  • - Research Article

A Drug-Target Network-Based Approach to Evaluate the Efficacy of Medicinal Plants for Type II Diabetes Mellitus

Jiangyong Gu | Lirong Chen | ... | Xiaojie Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 705950
  • - Research Article

Does Oral Ingestion of Piper sarmentosum Cause Toxicity in Experimental Animals?

Maizura Mohd Zainudin | Zaiton Zakaria | ... | Faizah Othman
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