Use Piper sarmentosum as an effective antidiabetic supplement in South East Asia: A review

C. T. Zar, S. L. Teoh, S. Das*, Z. Zaiton, H. S. Farihah

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)


Herbs with antidiabetic activity have a potential role to play. Herbal medicines have been widely used in South East Asia because of lesser side effects and cost effectiveness. The main aim of this review article was to disseminate important information regarding the use of herbal products in oxidative stress involved in diseases like diabetes mellitus. The article highlights some of the traditional medicinal plants which have been widely used in South East Asia with special emphasis on Piper sarmentosum. Piper sarmentosum have been reported to possess varying degree of hypoglycemic, antidiabetic and other additional properties. The antioxidant properties of the herbs may be effective in controlling the oxidative damage produced during diabetes mellitus. The review article highlights the positive role of traditional herbs towards diabetes mellitus and also describes its complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Herbs
  • Medicine
  • Piper sarmentosum South East Asia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this