Species of Plants Reported to Be Used Traditionally to Treat Diabetes

Order/Family

Gentianales

Apocynaceae

Apocynaceae Apocynaceae Apocynaceae

Apocynaceae

Apocynaceae Apocynaceae

Apocynaceae

Apocynaceae Apocynaceae Apocynaceae Apocynaceae Apocynaceae

Apocynaceae Apocynaceae

Species

Distribution and Area Traditionally Used

Alstonia macrophylla Wall. S.E. Asia & G. Don

Alstonia scholaris (L.) R. Africa, India,

Carissa edulis Vahl.

India

Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Tropics Don

Cryptostegia grandiflora R. Africa, India Br.

Decalepis hamiltonii Wight India et Arn

Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) Tropics

India

Rauwolfia serpentina

Benth. ex. Kurz Rhazya stricta Decne.

Part Used

Leaf

Tuber All

Tropics, India Fruit

Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall ex. A. DC.

Holostemma annularis Schum

Hoodia currorii (Hook.) Central Africa Stem Decne.

Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) India R. Br.

Periploca laevigata Bal ex. Boiss

Plumeria rubra L.

Root

Leaf

Africa, C. America, India

Tropics

Middle East

Stem

All Leaf

Comments about Activity

Extracts from the whole plants have antidiabetic activity (Marles and Farnsworth, 1995) Extracts from the whole plants have antidiabetic activity (Marles and Farnsworth, 1995) Leaf extracts lower glucose level in STZ-treated rats (El-Fiky et al., 1996)

Lowers blood glucose, active compounds include vindoline, vindolinine, and leurosine (Li et al., 2004) Rhodexin B and gitoxigenin associated with hypoglycemic activity (Rajan et al., 2002) Extracts used to treat diabetes

(Marles and Farnsworth, 1995) Gymnemic acids III, IV, V, VII, and gymnemoside B tested for antidiabetic activity (Yoshikawa et al., 1997a, b); A polyol conduritol A suppresses cataracts (Miyatake et al., 1994) Extracts from fruits have antidiabetic activity (Handa et al., 1989)

Extract used to treat diabetes

(Marles and Farnsworth, 1995) Used to treat diabetes (Grubben and

Denton, 2004) Used to treat diabetes (Nagaraja and Rao, 1989) Extract used to treat diabetes (Marles and Farnsworth, 1995) Extracts from the whole plants have antidiabetic activity (Marles and Farnsworth, 1995) Antidiabetic activity in cats (Handa et al., 1989) Reduces blood glucose and increases insulin release in rats; could adversely interfere with glycemic control if used with glibenclamide (Ali, 1997)

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