Use of Herbal medicines is the oldest form of healthcare practice on earth. They have long been used to cure all kinds of diseases including Diabetes, which is now a predominant public health concern that has grown steadily all over the world. Several allopathic and herbal drugs are in current use for treatment of diabetes, but its management still suffers from major limitations. Recently, Hamdard Laboratories Bangladesh developed a new anti-diabetes formulation. This book, authored by Mirola Afroze and Dr. Abdul Ghani, describes some experimental methods and procedures they used for evaluating the quality, efficacy, safety and anti-oxidant, analgesic and hypoglycemic properties of the anti-diabetes herbal formulation of Hamdard. It also includes articles on the past and present status of herbal medicine, extent of global use of herbal medicine and different aspects of Diabetes and reviews on the phytochemical constituents and pharmacological properties of the major plant components of the formulation. All these will be of immense interest to the teachers and students of botany, pharmacy, chemistry and medicines involved in the study and research of herbal medicines.
Obesity is a global epidemic associated with high morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic strategies include synthetic drugs and surgery, which may entail high costs and serious complications. The use of Herbal medicine has increased, based on reliability, safety, and cost. Recently, Herbal medicine agents offer an alternative approach for treatment of obesity through different mechanisms. Herbal medicinal agents with anti-obesity potential could aid in developing a botanical drugs to treat obesity.
Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. Here we have used this platform to elucidate drugs from the natural ayurvedic edible source that can be used in our daily diet to bring down the level of diabetes, coping up with today's busy fast track life. Also, potent chemical compounds toxicity study is carried out in various body organs to observe their side effects and thus propose a herbal drug.
How to Prevent and Treat Diabetes with Natural Medicine
Medicinal herbs are widely used both in culinary and as therapeutic herbs in traditional medicine. The consumption of yogurt in recent decade has increased rapidly largely due to the fact that this dairy product meets many consumer dietary needs.This research reports the changes occurring in yogurt as a result of the presence of M. piperita, A. graveolence & O. basilicum during fermentation of milk. These plants contain bioactive compounds which affect myriads of activity including anti-bacterial, antioxidant,anti-diabetic and anti-mutagenic.In this regard the inclusion of healthy herbs is expected to enhance the nutritional values of yogurt and as such enhanced existing perceived values of herbal-yogurts.The present study investigates the effects of inclusion of herbs into milk on yogurt formation and the effects on a-amylase, a-glucosidase and angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) activities.