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Bioinformation. 2013 Apr 13;9(7):378-80. doi: 10.6026/97320630009378. Print 2013.

InDiaMed: A Comprehensive Database of Indian Medicinal plants for Diabetes.

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National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Department of Pharmacology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India - 500037 ; Authors Equally Contributed.

Abstract

According to International Diabetes Federation (IDF), India has 62.4 million people with diabetes and by 2030 it is predicted that the number will rise to 100 million. Studies claim that there are around 410 experimentally proven Indian medicinal plants which have anti-diabetic activity, of which the mechanism of action of 109 plants has been elucidated or reported. So, the need of the hour is to explore the claims of Indian medicinal flora and open up the facets of many Indian plants which are being examined for their beneficial role in diabetes. So, we created a database (InDiaMed) of Indian medicinal plants that captures their role in anti-diabetic activity. InDiaMed's features include chemical, pharmacological, biochemical and geographical information of the medicinal plant, scientifically relevant information of the plant, and the coherent research done on it in the field of diabetes. The database also includes the list of poly-herbal formulations which are used for treatment of diabetes in India.

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http://www.indiamed.info.

KEYWORDS:

Database; Diabetes; Medicinal Plants; Poly-herbal formulations; active constituents

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