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Treatment of Diabetes and/or Hypertension Using Medicinal Plants in Cameroon.

Tsabang N, Yedjou CG, Tsambang L, Tchinda AT, Donfagsiteli N, Agbor GA, Tchounwou P, Nkongmeneck BA - Med Aromat Plants (Los Angel) (2015)

Bottom Line: Today, more than 80% of the people living in Africa were depended on medicinal plants based medicines to satisfy their healthcare needs.As result, 70% of patients who used plants were relieved at the end of the treatment.The results of this study can stimulate a sustainable development by providing the basis for drugs discovery and by documenting biodiversity for long time exploitation.

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Affiliation: Center for Research on Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies, Cameroon.

ABSTRACT

Medicinal plants have served as valuable starting materials for drug development in both developing and developed countries. Today, more than 80% of the people living in Africa were depended on medicinal plants based medicines to satisfy their healthcare needs. The main goal of the present study was to collect and document information on herbal remedies traditionally used for the treatment of diabetes and/or hypertension in Cameroon. To reach this objective, data were collected from 328 patients who have been diagnosed at least once by a physician as diabetics and/or hypertension patients. One hundred and eighty two (182) among them took for a period of 10 days different varieties of medicinal plants which were prepared in form of decoction, maceration and infusion and administered orally twice or three times daily. As result, 70% of patients who used plants were relieved at the end of the treatment. Thirty-three plants have been recorded and documented for the treatment of diabetes and/or hypertension. The results of this study can stimulate a sustainable development by providing the basis for drugs discovery and by documenting biodiversity for long time exploitation.

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Diabetic; photograph 2 Hypertensive patient: (a) Glycemic monitor; (b) Blood pressure monitor.
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Mentions: It is the pancreatic action that is possible if β- cells still available (Figure 1). In the Table 2 the plants* endowed of this mechanism of action can treat only the type 2 diabetes. These plants are comparable to oral hypoglycemic products and produce normal diabetic insulin [7]. But their prolonged use provokes the death of β-cells due to functional overwork. Progressively the patient passes from type 2 (NIDD) to type 1 (IDD).


Treatment of Diabetes and/or Hypertension Using Medicinal Plants in Cameroon.

Tsabang N, Yedjou CG, Tsambang L, Tchinda AT, Donfagsiteli N, Agbor GA, Tchounwou P, Nkongmeneck BA - Med Aromat Plants (Los Angel) (2015)

Diabetic; photograph 2 Hypertensive patient: (a) Glycemic monitor; (b) Blood pressure monitor.
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Figure 1: Diabetic; photograph 2 Hypertensive patient: (a) Glycemic monitor; (b) Blood pressure monitor.
Mentions: It is the pancreatic action that is possible if β- cells still available (Figure 1). In the Table 2 the plants* endowed of this mechanism of action can treat only the type 2 diabetes. These plants are comparable to oral hypoglycemic products and produce normal diabetic insulin [7]. But their prolonged use provokes the death of β-cells due to functional overwork. Progressively the patient passes from type 2 (NIDD) to type 1 (IDD).

Bottom Line: Today, more than 80% of the people living in Africa were depended on medicinal plants based medicines to satisfy their healthcare needs.As result, 70% of patients who used plants were relieved at the end of the treatment.The results of this study can stimulate a sustainable development by providing the basis for drugs discovery and by documenting biodiversity for long time exploitation.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Research on Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plants Studies, Cameroon.

ABSTRACT

Medicinal plants have served as valuable starting materials for drug development in both developing and developed countries. Today, more than 80% of the people living in Africa were depended on medicinal plants based medicines to satisfy their healthcare needs. The main goal of the present study was to collect and document information on herbal remedies traditionally used for the treatment of diabetes and/or hypertension in Cameroon. To reach this objective, data were collected from 328 patients who have been diagnosed at least once by a physician as diabetics and/or hypertension patients. One hundred and eighty two (182) among them took for a period of 10 days different varieties of medicinal plants which were prepared in form of decoction, maceration and infusion and administered orally twice or three times daily. As result, 70% of patients who used plants were relieved at the end of the treatment. Thirty-three plants have been recorded and documented for the treatment of diabetes and/or hypertension. The results of this study can stimulate a sustainable development by providing the basis for drugs discovery and by documenting biodiversity for long time exploitation.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus