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2018  |  Vol: 4(4)  |  Issue: 4 (July- August)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2018.4.4.1
Some promising medicinal plants with anti-diabetic wound healing activity: A review

Swathi Nair P.*, Gowtham M., Paridhavi M.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Trikaripur, Kasaragod

Kerala, 671310, India

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Swathi Nair P.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Trikaripur, Kasaragod, Kerala, 671310, India

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is chronic disease of endocrine system and one of life threatening problems of the modern era, characterised by high level of glucose in blood. Diabetic patients have the enormous risk of serious infective foot ulcer or wound. The poor wound healing and ineffective functioning with infection in diabetic patient can cause gangrene and finally lead to limb amputation. Herbal medicine, also known as phytomedicine, have been widely used since the ancient times. Studies has been proved that the medicinal plants are rich sources of chemical substances with potential therapeutically and pharmacological activity for treatment of many diseases. Plant shows the presence of various life-sustaining constituents which have potential diabetic wound healing properties. Herbal preparation can be more effective than conventional medicines These phytomedicines are not only cheap and affordable but are also safe. Considering these facts the present review aims to reveal the up to date literature on recent ethnomedical uses with phytochemical review of two different medicinal plants Catharanthus roseus, Terminalia chebula which are commonly used for treatment diabetic wound healing in ayurvedic system of medicine.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus (DM), Catharanthus roseus, Terminalia chebula

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