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Sci. Pharm. 2013, 81(4), 889-932; doi:10.3797/scipharm.1212-20

Pharmacological and Phytochemical Appraisal of Selected Medicinal Plants from Jordan with Claimed Antidiabetic Activities

Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Jordan, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Street, 11942 Amman, Jordan
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Received: 20 December 2012 / Accepted: 15 October 2013 / Published: 15 October 2013
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Abstract

Plant species have long been regarded as possessing the principal ingredients used in widely disseminated ethnomedical practices. Different surveys showed that medicinal plant species used by the inhabitants of Jordan for the traditional treatment of diabetes are inadequately screened for their therapeutic/preventive potential and phytochemical findings. In this review, traditional herbal medicine pursued indigenously with its methods of preparation and its active constituents are listed. Studies of random screening for selective antidiabetic bioactivity and plausible mechanisms of action of local species, domesticated greens, or wild plants are briefly discussed. Recommended future directives incurring the design and conduct of comprehensive trials are pointed out to validate the usefulness of these active plants or bioactive secondary metabolites either alone or in combination with existing conventional therapies.
Keywords: Traditional medicine; Medicinal plants; Diabetes; Jordan; Ethnomedicine Traditional medicine; Medicinal plants; Diabetes; Jordan; Ethnomedicine
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AFIFI, F.U.; KASABRI, V. Pharmacological and Phytochemical Appraisal of Selected Medicinal Plants from Jordan with Claimed Antidiabetic Activities. Sci. Pharm. 2013, 81, 889-932.

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