Journal ID : ALS-21-11-2020-5540
[Volume - 10, Issue - 06]
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Title : The use of hypoglycaemic plants in the management of diabetes in Moroccan patients from province of Tetouan
Abstract :

Diabetes mellitus is one of the major health problems in the world, its incidence with mortality is increasing. Conventional antidiabetic drugs are effective but their unavoidable side effects and cost impose an alternative source of antidiabetic agents presented in medicinal plants. The aim of this study is to identify and confirm if the hypoglycaemic plants are used in traditional management of diabetes in the North of Morocco (province of Tetouan). Collection data were carried out in the provincial hospital center of Tetouan. In Total, 235 diabetic patients were randomly selected and interviewed about the use of hypoglycaemic plants in traditional management of diabetes. The analysis of questionnaire showed that the frequency of the use of hypoglycemic plants is 28.89% where ten plants were assessed in the management of diabetes. Other outcome also provides that woman belonging from rural areas are more consumers of these plants in management of their diabetes. The value of hypoglycaemic plants represents an efficient traditional natural supply in the management of diabetes in developing countries as Morocco. The therapeutic potential of these plants requires more investigation and more experimentation. This traditional heritage will have an added value if the Moroccan healthcare system formalise the use of medicinal plants according to WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023

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