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The use of plants in the traditional management of diabetes in Nigeria: Pharmacological and toxicological Considerations

Ezuruike, UF; Prieto, JM; (2014) The use of plants in the traditional management of diabetes in Nigeria: Pharmacological and toxicological Considerations. Journal of Ethnopharmacology , 155 (2) pp. 857-924. 10.1016/j.jep.2014.05.055. Green open access

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Abstract

The prevalence of diabetes is on a steady increase worldwide and it is now identified as one of the main threats to human health in the 21(st) century. In Nigeria, the use of herbal medicine alone or alongside prescription drugs for its management is quite common. We hereby carry out a review of medicinal plants traditionally used for diabetes management in Nigeria. Based on the available evidence on the species' pharmacology and safety, we highlight ways in which their therapeutic potential can be properly harnessed for possible integration into the country's healthcare system.

Type: Article
Title: The use of plants in the traditional management of diabetes in Nigeria: Pharmacological and toxicological Considerations
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.05.055
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2014.05.055
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: 10-Gingerol (CID 168115), 6-Gingerol (CID 442793), 8-Gingerol (CID 168114), Ajmaline (CID 441080), Akuammicine (CID 10314057), Alpha amyrin cinnamate (CID 5471661), Catechin (CID 9064), Citral (CID 638011), Diabetes, Ellagic acid (CID 5281885), Ethnopharmacology, Gallic acid (CID 370), Geraniol (CID 637566), Herb-drug interactions, Hypoglycin A (CID 11768666), Hypoglycin B (CID 108105), Isoscutellarein (CID 5281665), Kaempferol (CID 5280863), Kolaviron (CID 155169), Lawsone (CID 6755), Lupenyl cinnamate (CID 5471622), Mahanimbine (CID 167963), Myrcene (CID 31253), Nigeria, Quercetin (CID 5280343), Rutin (CID 5280805), S-allylcysteine sulfoxide (CID 9576089), S-methylcysteine sulfoxide (CID99483), Trigonelline (CID 5570), WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > SoP Pharmaceutical and Bio Chemistry
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1432597
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