Approach to Diabetes in Traditional Systems of Medicine
Goli Penchala Pratap*
National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India
*Corresponding Author: Goli Penchala Pratap, National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.
Received: January 30, 2023;
Published: February 20, 2023
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder. As per the World Health Organization's estimation, the incidence is rapidly rising and has reached an epidemic-like situation worldwide. India, which accounts for 17% of the total number of diabetes patients in the world, is often referred to as the 'Diabetes Capital of the World'. Despite tremendous advances in medical science, there is still a scarcity of drugs that are both relatively safe and effective for its treatment. Diabetes is mentioned in Ayurvedic and Unani literature, and the use of medicinal plants can be utilised for the management of the disease.
Keywords: Diabetes; Ayurveda; Unani; WHO
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