PA Dharammali, V Mangrulkar, SA Deshpande, AJ Chourasia, DR Chaple
Priyadarshini J.L. College of Pharmacy, Electronic Zone, M.LD.C, Hingna Road, Nagpur 440 016, India.
Volume - 29,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2016
Cite this article:
Dharammali, Mangrulkar, Deshpande, Chourasia and Chaple (2016). Zingiber Officinalis A Boon for Diabetics: A Review. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.165.
Officinalis A Boon for Diabetics: A Review
PA Dharammali, V Mangrulkar, SA
Deshpande, AJ Chourasia and DR Chaple
Priyadarshini J.L. College of Pharmacy,
Electronic Zone, M.LD.C, Hingna Road, Nagpur 440 016, India
Corresponding author email:
15 January 2016; accepted 29 January 2016]
Abstract. Herbs are
plants which are used in number of ways including cooking and medicines etc.
Diabetes mellitus is a disorder increasing rapidly and the incidences in 2010
were about 285 million people worldwide. Conventionally used drugs possess many
side effects and the cost of modern antidiabetic drug is beyond the reach of
most people with low income. Because of this, there is a pressing need of
alternatives that are effective, cheap, and safe. Plants derived preparations
are used as traditional remedies for the treatments of diabetes. Some studies
investigated beneficial effect of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) in treatment and
prevention of diabetes mellitus. In this review we have discussed the
mechanisms through which ginger shows antidiabetic activity and its
pharmacokinetics and safety profile is also discussed.