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Title

 

 

 

 

 

A database for anti-diabetic plants with clinical/ experimental trials

 

Authors

 

Sarita Singh1*, Sunil Kumar Gupta1, Gulam Sabir1, Manish Kumar Gupta2, Prahlad Kishore Seth1

 

Affiliation

 

1Bioinformatics Centre, Biotech Park, Lucknow; 2Department of Bioinformatics, C. S. J. M. University, Kanpur

 

Email

 

saritasingh.bi@gmail.com

 

Article Type

 

Database

Date

 

Received September 30, 2009; Revised November 9, 2009; Accepted December 15, 2009; Published December 31, 2009

 

Abstract

A number of plants have been described in Ayurveda and other traditional medicine for the management of diabetes. However, information about them is not easily available. Active constituents of any medicinal plant define the efficacy and safety of treatment to control hyperglycemia. We describe the database to maintain the record of medicinal plants having anti-hyperglycemic or anti-diabetic activity. The database contains information such as plant name, its geographical distribution, useful plant part, known dosage, active constituents, mechanism of action and clinical/experimental data. The database also includes information about plant raw material suppliers or manufacturers in India. The current database includes 238 plants species and 123 Indian industries using them.

 

Keywords

diabetes; medicinal plants; database; literature; anti-oxidant

Citation

 

Singh et al., Bioinformation 4(6): 263-268 (2009)

Edited by

 

P. Kangueane

 

ISSN

 

0973-2063

 

Publisher

 

Biomedical Informatics

Copyright

 

Publisher

 

Copyright Transfer Agreement

 

The authors of published articles in Bioinformation automatically transfer the copyright to the publisher upon formal acceptance. However, the authors reserve right to use the information contained in the article for non commercial purposes.

 

License

 

 

This is an open-access article, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited.