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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 10
First page : ( 5029) Last page : ( 5036)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00873.4

An In-Depth Investigation of Diverse Therapeutic Benefits of Psidium guajava with Major Emphasis on Anti-Diabetic effect

Sunny Betsy1,*, Dr. Mathews Manju Maria2, Joseph Dhanish3, Mathew Flowerlet3, George Junia1, Varghese Bimi1

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Muvattupuzha, Kerala

2Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Muvattupuzha, Kerala

3Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Muvattupuzha, Kerala

*Corresponding Author E-mail: betsysunnye@gmail.com

Online published on 24 December, 2019.

Abstract

Herbal remedies, or phytotherapy, is the science of using herbal medicines to treat the sick. Natural herbs are the highly esteemed source of medicine throughout human history. Psidium guajava (PG), the common Guava tree popularly known as ‘poor man's apple of the tropics is an important dietary plant having a long history of traditional use for a wide range of ailments. The medicinal properties of guava fruit, leaf and other parts of the plant are also well known in the indigenous system of medicine. In view of the immense medicinal importance of PG, this study reveals the efficacy of PG in the amelioration of diabetes, a chronic metabolic disorder that affects the body's ability to produce or use insulin. Treatments could be achieved by the use of synthetic oral hypoglycaemic agents. But due to the major to minor side effects that have been reported so far there is a persistent need to search for safe and effective alternatives.

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Keywords

Psidium guajava, Diabetes, Chronic metabolic disorder, Oral hypoglycaemic agents, Herbal medicine.

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