Herbal medicine and treatment of diabetes in Africa: an example from Guinea.

  title={Herbal medicine and treatment of diabetes in Africa: an example from Guinea.},
  author={N M Bald{\'e} and A S Youla and M D Bald{\'e} and Amadou Kak{\'e} and Mansour M Diallo and Mamadou Aliou Bald{\'e} and Didier Maugendre},
  journal={Diabetes & metabolism},
  volume={32 2},
AIM Use of medicinal plants is widespread in Africa, particularly in Guinea where oral transmission of practices is part of the social ritual. The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of diabetic patients who use herbal medicine and identify the types of plants in use. Reasons for using herbal medicine and the formulations employed were also noted. METHODS A questionnaire on use of herbal medicine was proposed to all diabetic patients hospitalized or consulting the… CONTINUE READING
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