Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus through a Sri Lankan indigenous medicinal formulation
Waliwita WALC, Kumari MPKL
The indigenous medical system of Sri Lanka possesses remarkable inherited resources for diagnosis and management of various diseases like Type 2 diabetes mellitus (Type 2 DM) is associated with improper utilization of insulin in target cells that are characterized by hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and relative insulin deficiency. The current study based on a pharmacological review on a specific formula referred from an indigenous ola leaf manuscript written on 1895 AC consisting with dried fruits of Aralu (Terminalia chebula), Bulu (Terminalia bellerica), Nelli (Phyllanthus emblica), dried rhizome of Kalanduru (Cyperus rotundus), and dried bark of Devad?ra (Cedrus deodara). The scientific studies conducted in both in-vitro and in-vivo elaborated that phytochemical compounds contained in aforementioned ingredients likely flavonoids, tannins and essential oils are highly beneficial in antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic purposes.