Ahmed HA, Mahmud AF, M Lawal, Alkali YI
The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature for scientific information on Nigerian medicinal plants with antidiabetic activity providing researchers with valuable information on the most common plants species and methods used. A search was carried out for studies investigating the antidiabetic activity of Nigerian medicinal plants using the following scientific data bases; science direct, Google scholar, PubMed and Directory of open access journals (DOAJ). The search included articles from January 2014-2019. To assess the quality of the Studies, the Jadad scale was used. The information recorded included; plant name, family, diabetic model used, Intervention, duration of study and Outcome. Randomized controlled trials which evaluated the hypoglycemic effects of plants with significant outcome of decrease in fasting blood glucose (FBG) were included. Most of the plants in this study showed significant glycemic control. There is need for further studies to identify the phytochemicals responsible for the activity.
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