Mini Review
Volume 4 Issue 5 - 2020
Use of Clerodendrum viscosum for Diabetes Treatment: A Short Review
Razia Razzaque Noora, Rownak Jahan and Mohammed Rahmatullah*
Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Development Alternative, Lalmatia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Mohammed Rahmatullah, Professor, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Development Alternative, Lalmatia, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Received: February 26, 2020; Published: April 18, 2020




Abstract

Diabetes is a disorder characterized by high blood glucose (also called high blood sugar) levels and which progressively can cause serious damages to other organs of the body like the eyes (diabetic retinopathy), brain (diabetic neuropathy), kidneys (diabetic nephropathy), and cardiovascular disorders. There are no known medications for cure of diabetes; allopathic drugs can provide symptomatic treatment, but in turn causes side-effects. As a result, there is a continuous search to discover new and better drugs for diabetes treatment. Plant kingdom, being the most readily available and affordable sources of novel compounds is frequently the target of both modern scientists and traditional practitioners for discovery of new anti-diabetic medications. In this review we examine the significance of Clerodendrum viscosum as an anti-diabetic plant and conclude that the plant merits further scientific research towards discovery of lead compounds and anti-diabetic drugs.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; Clerodendrum viscosum; Phytochemicals; Ethnopharmacology

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Citation: Mohammed Rahmatullah., et al. “Use of Clerodendrum viscosum for Diabetes Treatment: A Short Review”. EC Nutrition 4.5 (2020): 01-03.

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