Journal ID : CJOHNS-21-11-2023-11417
[This article belongs to Volume - 54, Issue - 09]

Title : Exploring the Significance of Medicinal Plants in Diabetes Management: A Focus on Morocco

Abstract :

Diabetes type II is a significant public health concern, particularly in developing countries like Morocco. The use of aromatic and medicinal plants as a treatment or supplement to traditional pharmaceuticals is prevalent among diabetic type II patients in Morocco. This study aimed to catalog the antidiabetic medicinal plants used by the Moroccan population, gather information on their therapeutic uses, and create a bibliographical catalogue to support further scientific investigations in phytochemistry and pharmacology. A comprehensive literature search was conducted from January to November 2020, encompassing Ethnobotanical Survey Reports, Articles, Theses, and more from various academic databases. The study identified 212 plant species from 62 families, with Asteraceae (15.09%), Lamiaceae (11.32%), Fabaceae (6.6%), Apiaceae (6.13%), and Poaceae (4.72%) being the most prominent. Leaves (30.45%) and seeds (16.26%) were the most commonly used plant parts with antidiabetic potential. Decoction (53.96%) and infusion (25.18%) were the primary methods of preparation. Morocco's diverse physiographic and bioclimatic conditions contribute to its rich floristic biodiversity in antidiabetic plants. This research provides a crucial foundation for scientific investigations into plant-based antidiabetic molecules in the fields of phytochemistry, biology, and pharmacology.

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