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Ethnopharmacological Note: A novel remedy for lowering blood glucose in diabetic patients 
Israt Jahan Toma, Moushume Binte Faruk, Mohammed Rahmatullah.

Abstract
Diabetes is a disorder characterized by high blood glucose levels and which rapidly is reaching almost endemic levels throughout the world. The disease cannot be cured with any known allopathic medicines; medicines are available for lowering blood glucose only. Moreover, allopathic medicines (including insulin injections) are costly and beyond the affordability of the common people of Bangladesh. Left untreated, diabetes can rapidly lead to diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy. Diabetes is a disorder recognized from thousands of years back. Ayurvedic treatises of  
old refer to the disease as ‘madhumeha

Keywords: medicinal plants, diabetes