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Salacia as an ayurvedic medicine with multiple targets in diabetes and obesity

  title={Salacia as an ayurvedic medicine with multiple targets in diabetes and obesity},
  author={Kakara Gift Kumar Deepak and P. Rathna Giri and P. B. Kavi Kishor and Challa Surekha},
The genus, Salacia belongs to the family, Celastraceae and is distributed across the world. Roots and stems of Salacia are used mainly as antidiabetic agents in traditional system of medicine such as Ayurveda and Unani. The roots are either chewed directly or taken in dried powdered form or as decoction. Apart from antidiabetic activity, several species of the genus Salacia are known to possess anti-inflammatory, antilipidemic, antiperoxidative, antimicrobial, antileukemic, astringent and… 

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