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Title: Ethnobotanical survey of highly effective medicinal plants and phytotherapies to treat diabetes mellitus II in South-West Pakistan
Authors: Zain-ul-Abidin, Sheikh
Khan, Raees
Ahmad, Mushtaq
Bhatti, Muhammad Zeeshan
Zafar, Muhammad
Saeed, Asma
Khan, Nazar
Keywords: Ethnobotany;Phytotherapies;Diabetes mellitus II;South-West Pakistan;Pashto;Saraiki;Punjabi community
Issue Date: Oct-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, A01D 16/02
Abstract: Diabetes is one of the most prevalent disorders in Pakistan and globally millions of patients are suffering from it. Diabetes mellitus II is caused as a result of decreased secretion or impaired use of insulin. Traditional practitioners, folk people and traditional healer in the present study revealed significant phytotherapies used indigenously to cure diabetes. In the current study, overall 40 anti-diabetic plant species and 41 herbal remedies were documented. The data were quantitatively analyzed by Frequency Citation (FC), Diseases Consensus Index (DCI) and Relative Frequency of Citation percentage (RFC). Relative Frequency Citation was recorded maximum for the Syzygium cumini and Momordica charantia (0.26 % each). Frequency citation was also highest (17) for Syzygium cumini and Momordica charantia. Whereas, disease cure index showed maximum values for Boerhavia diffusa (0.68 %). The outcomes of this investigation should be used by pharmacologists, botanists, chemists and herbalists in formulation of natural drug discovery development.
Page(s): 682-690
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.17(4) [October 2018]

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