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Review of herb supplement use in type 2 diabetes

Khalid Z Alshali

Diabetes mellitus is a major metabolic disorder and has a big proportion of affliction in the world which is recognized for many complications, as diabetic nephropathy, neuropathy, and retinopathy. Fenugreek, cinnamon, bitter melon, Gymnema Sylvestre, ginger, olive leaf extract, and berberine are the most common plants for treating diabetes. These plants contain many important substances as alkaloids, flavonoids, etc, which are also rich in soluble fibers that help decrease blood sugar by hindering the assimilation and retention of carbohydrates. Fenugreek could improve metabolic symptoms types by bringing down blood glucose and improve glucose tolerance.

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