Phytochemical investigation and in-vitro anti-oxidant and in-vivo anti-diabetic evaluation of Berberis aristata
Mr. Shubham Chaurasia, Dr. Anil Kumar Chaurasia, Mr. Prashant Gupta, Miss. Priyanka Chaurasia
Journal Title:International Journal of Medical Studies
Antioxidants usually used to protect the food material from deterioration or deleterious effects of oxidation. Antioxidants are the defensive agents produced by the body to neutralize the effect of ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease that affects the human body in terms of physical and mental health. It is becoming the third “killer” health of human beings along with cancer, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular disorders. The prevalence of Diabetes mellitus is growing quickly global and the World Health Organization (2003) has predicted that by 2030 the number of adults with diabetes would have almost doubled worldwide, from 177 million in 2000 to 370 million.
Current research on Berberis Aristata is directed towards finding naturally occurring anti-oxidants & Anti-diabetics activity of plant origin by preventing the progression of the free radical-mediated disorder.