ANTI-DIABETIC PROPERTIES OF ASIAN EVERYDAY FOODAbstract
Diabetes mellitus is indicated by abnormal glycemic control. Blurred vision, retinopathy, dry skin, nerve damage, and kidney damage are among the common complications associated with diabetes mellitus. Diet, exercise, medications, and insulin therapy are considered better therapeutic options for diabetes mellitus. Herbal medicines have been a highly valued source of medicine throughout human history. They are widely used today, indicating that herbs are growing parts of modern high-tech medicines and some of the herbal plants and active chemical constituents have a role in the management of diabetes mellitus. In Asia, many herbs are used in everyday food, which has anti-diabetic effects directly or is effective to improve secondary complications like nephropathy, nephropathy, cardiomyopathy, etc. Allium cepa (onion), Allium sativum (garlic), Zingiber officinale (ginger), Coriandrum sativum (coriander) are the common herbs used in Asian everyday food which have been reported to alleviate diabetic conditions. The present review summarizes the benefits of these common herbs in diabetes mellitus.