Plant foods in the management of diabetes mellitus: vegetables as potential hypoglycaemic agents.

@article{Platel1997PlantFI,
  title={Plant foods in the management of diabetes mellitus: vegetables as potential hypoglycaemic agents.},
  author={Kalpana Platel and Krishnapura Srinivasan},
  journal={Die Nahrung},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={68-74}
}
Vegetables are among the numerous plant adjuncts tried for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. A few vegetables that are commonly consumed in India have been claimed to possess antidiabetic potency. In recent years, there has been a renewed interest to screen such plant food materials, for a possible beneficial use. Considerable amount of work has been carried out in this regard with bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) and ivy gourd (Coccinia indica) both in experimental animals and human… CONTINUE READING
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