Potential effect of herbs on diabetic hypertension: Alternative medicine treatment modalities

C. T. Zar, S. Das*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: Diabetes mellitus is commonly known to lead to life threatening complications. Among them, hypertension is one complication which may be highlighted. In modern medical society, several drugs and treatment regimen have developed to treat diabetes mellitus. Although they obtain positive impacts, yet there are certain limitations encountered in the management of the disease due to their adverse effects and non-compliance by the patients. Herbs have been valued as a supplement in treating chronic oxidative stress disorder like diabetes mellitus. In the present review, some of the herbs which possess both anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hypertensive properties are being highlighted. Potential herbs which include Andrographis Paniculata, Ammi Visnaga, Allium sativum, Phyllanthus amarus, Ginkgo biloba, Solanum tuberosum, Tuberosum L. Piper sarmentosum and Lamiaceae family are known to possess antihypertensive properties. Various researches have been conducted on these herbs and positive results have been obtained. Based on these results, the present review article discusses the alternative management of diabetic hypertension with the herbal medicine. In conclusion, the present review article stresses on the need to ensure global awareness about the traditional medicines while treating diabetic hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-535
Number of pages7
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume164
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic hypertension
  • Herbs
  • South-east asia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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