Chitta Ranjan Deb and T Ibeeka Sharma
Nagaland is a state of North Eastern region of India and a part of Indo-Myanmar biodiversity hotspot. The state is very rich in flora and fauna due to favorable agro-climatic condition. Tribes of Nagaland have been using various plants to treat different kind of diseases including diabetes. Since herbal drugs have lesser or no side effect, plant based herbal drugs are very popular in the state. This communication intended to review of the past researches in the state on use of different plant and plant parts for treating/controlling diabetes. Systematic review of literatures reveals that till date a total of 47 plants belonging to 29 families are used as anti-diabetic by different tribes in the state. Though, these plants/parts are being used for anti-diabetic ethnomedicinal purpose, there is no or very limited information available on characterization of anti-diabetic potential active molecules/compounds from these plants, thus warrants isolation and identification of anti-diabetic compounds from these plants.
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