Plants used to treat diabetes in Sri Lankan Siddha Medicine - An ethnopharmacological review of historical and modern sources.

@article{Sathasivampillai2017PlantsUT,
  title={Plants used to treat diabetes in Sri Lankan Siddha Medicine - An ethnopharmacological review of historical and modern sources.},
  author={Saravanan Vivekanandarajah Sathasivampillai and Pholtan R. S. Rajamanoharan and Michael Munday and Michael Heinrich},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2017},
  volume={198},
  pages={
          531-599
        }
}
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND In recent decades diabetes mellitus has become a considerable health problem in countries like Sri Lanka and results in an increasing economic burden hampering the social and economic development of these countries. About 60% to 70% of the rural population in Sri Lanka rely on indigenous medicinal systems as their main source for primary health care. Siddha (Tamil) Medicine is one of the four Sri Lankan traditional medicinal systems and it is practised mostly in the… Expand
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