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Potential of some traditionally used edible plants for prevention and cure of diabesity associated comorbidities
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  • Journal title : TANG [HUMANITAS MEDICINE]
  • Volume 5, Issue 2,  2015, pp.8.1-8.22
  • Publisher : Association of Humanitas Medicine
  • DOI : 10.5667/tang.2014.0026
 Title & Authors
Potential of some traditionally used edible plants for prevention and cure of diabesity associated comorbidities
Kumar, Vikas; Thakur, Ajit Kumar; Verma, Suruchi; Yadav, Vaishali; Chatterjee, Shyam Sunder;
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 Abstract
Medicinal uses of edible and other plants for prevention and cure of obesity and overweight associated metabolic and mental health problems have since long been known to scholars and practitioners of Ayurvedic and other traditionally known system of medicine. Modernized versions of numerous edible plant derived formulations mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts are at present some of the most popular, or best selling, herbal remedies in India and numerous other countries suffering from double burden of diseases caused by malnutrition and obesity. Preclinical and clinical information now available on edible plants and their bioactive constituents justify traditionally known medicinal uses of products derived from them for prevention and cure of obesity associated type-2 diabetes, psychopathologies and other health problems. Such information now available on a few edible Ayurvedic plants and their formulations and suggesting that their stress response regulating effects are involved in their broad spectrums of bioactivity profiles are summarized in this communication. Implications of recent physiological and pharmacological observations made with numerous phytochemicals isolated from edible plants for better understanding of traditionally known medicinal uses of herbal remedies are also pointed out.
 Keywords
Ayurveda;diabesity;neurological disorders;Brassica juncea;Emblica officinalis;Piper longum;Curcuma;
 Language
English
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