Jasna TJ, Swetha TP, Fathimath Shameema K, Asish S and Maria Nison
Diabetes mellitus is one the common metabolic disorder seen commonly in more than 50% of the population. Many common herbs like fenugreek, amla, guava leaves, Gymnema sylvestre, neem are claimed to have blood sugar lowering properties that make them useful for people with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes. Number of clinical studies have been carried out in recent years that show potential links between herbal therapies and improved blood glucose control, which has led to an increase in people with diabetes using these more ‘natural’ ingredients to help manage their condition. Aim of our study was to conduct an online survey on ‘Role of herbs in reducing Diabetes mellitus in village people of Kerala’ and to find out the most commonly used medicinal herbs and their effectiveness in controlling Diabetes. From this study, we concluded that large number of populations depends on natural medicines for the effective management of Diabetes in which fenugreek was the most commonly used one.
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