In Diabetes some herbs are used which normalizes blood sugar and also acts as an antioxidant and lower cholesterol level in blood.
However the hypoglycaemic activity of some extracts has been confirmed by pharmaceutical science as a source of a conventional drug like Galega officinalis ( karela ) is the source of metformin (a less toxic biguanide).
# Initiate release of insulin –Acacia arabica ( babool}.
# Insulin releasing & insulin like activity (Agrimony eupatoria).
# Stimulating the effects on glucose utilization and antioxidant enzyme
–Allium cepa (onion).
# Stimulation of synthesis and insulin secretion –Aloe vera(Gawarpaltra).
# Inhibition of renal glucose absorption –Artemisia pallensWall (Davana).
# Protection of destruction and regeneration of the β‐ cells –Beta
# Increase insulin secretion & reduction of insulin binding on the
insulin receptor –Capsicum frutescens (Mirch).
# Glycogenolytic effect due to epinephrine action was blocked
–Azadirachta indica ( Neem)
India having a rich heritage of traditional medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani.