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Ethnopharmacological Note: A new polyherbal formulation for lowering blood glucose levels in diabetic patients 
Md. Sohrab Hosen, Rashed Reza, Tanben Rahman, Mohammed Rahmatullah

Abstract
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by frequent hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance because of lack of insulin or defective insulin action (Piero et al., 2014). Existing medications to reduce blood glucose are not readily available or affordable to particularly the rural people and people having poverty level income. On the other hand, various formulations have existed in Bangladesh from ancient times to control blood glucose. To be noted in this regards is that since ancient times diabetes has been recognized as a disorder in the Indian sub-continent and known by the term ‘madhumeho’. The presence of various anti-diabetic and anti-hyperglycemic formulations in Bangladesh suggests that a strong potential exists for discovery of novel and more affordable anti-diabetic drugs.

Keywords: medicinal plants, diabetes