Medicine: general issues
The book will be helpul to the researchers and to all those who are interested to know the useful contribution of plants in controlling this rather dreadful diseases, DiabetesMmellitus. The usefulness of medicinal plants as drugs, food supplements and also as adjuvant therapy in the management of diabetes melititus, a metabolic disorder, has been amply demonstratedthrough numerous research publications. The drug potential of plant is well documented.
The plants investigated for their anti-diabetic activity, have been arranged in alphabetical order and the research findings on the anti-hyperglycaemic, hypoglycaemic and antioxidant activity of each plant are presented in an orderly fashion.
A brief description of each plant has been provided. The common names of the plants and their Hindi (H.) and Sanskrit(s.)names have also been shown, wherever possible.
About the Author
A B Ray, former Professor and Head of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, obtaned his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistery from Calcutta University under the guidance of Professro (Mrs.) Ashima Chaterjee, in 1965. He did his postdoctoral reserarch with late Professor Jack l. Beal in the College of Pharamacy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. About 20 students had chosen to do their postgraduate research with him. He worked on the chemistry and biological activity of different groups of plant products and published 147 research papers including several big review articles in international and natinal journals of repute. He visited Japan and Russia under the bilateral exchange program of INSA and delivered lectures over there. Dr. Ray participated and delivered planary /invited lectures in various conferences and symposia. After being superannuated, he carried on his research work as Emeritus Scientist of CSIR, New Delhi till 1998.