The history of medicine is almost as primeval as the origin of human race. The subject of human sufferings and diseases was intimately associated with sorcery, religion and myth. Since ancient times, mankind has used plants to cure diseases and relieve physical sufferings. His understanding of herbal drugs was very innovative and critical from earliest times and usually was restricted to the medicine men of the tribe. Knowledge regarding sources and uses of different parts of medicinal plants was inherited through generations. India has vast natural resources of medicinal plants and these are occurring in diverse ecosystems. About 8000 species of medicinal plants exist in this country. The indigenous systems of medicine, namely, Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani have been in existence here for several centuries.
Diabetes mellitus is a complex metabolic disorder resulting from either insulin insufficiency or insulin dysfunction. Type II diabetes is the more common form of diabetes constituting 90% of the diabetic population.
The prevalence of diabetes increased tenfold, from 1.2% to 12.1%, between 1971 and 2000. It is estimated that 61.3 million people aged 20-79 years live with diabetes in India (2011 estimates). This number is expected to increase to 101.2 million by 2030 and, 77.2 million people in India are said to have pre-diabetes.
Therefore, considering the prevalence and emergence of herbal drugs based on Traditional knowledge CSIR-National Botanical research Institute and CSIR- Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants has developed a scientifically validated herbal combination for management of diabetes conditions, based on Ayurvedic concept.
Aim of the innovation based formulation
- Herbal Anti-hyperglycaemic formulation
- As single therapy or as adjuvant for Diabetes Mellitus