Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156


Promising Plant Sources of Anti-Diabetic Micronutrients

Sharafetdinov Kh Kh, Kiseleva TL, Kochetkova AA and Mazo VK

Specialized foods (SF) with a predetermined chemical composition play an important role in the prevention of the most common nutrition-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Prospective sources of phytonutrients for the development of SF with antidiabetic action are among the priority areas of research in the field of diabetology and dietology. The methodology of search of promising plant sources of phytonutrients for SF included an analysis of the frequency of occurrence of edible and medicinal plants as part of multicomponent antidiabetic formulations traditionally used to treat DM in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. To realize this goal. more than 200 publications have been analyzed. Of these, only 66 bibliographic sources contained multicomponent antidiabetic prescriptions in the form of collections from dried medicinal plant raw materials and multicomponent juices from fresh medicinal and edible plants. In total in the identified 66 publications, we found 550 multi-component formulations. It is shown that the leader plants are Bilberry - Vaccinium myrtillus L., Common beans-Phaseolus nanus L., Phaseolus vulgaris (L.) Savi var. nana Ach. and Great nettle-Urtica Dioica L. The results of this study can serve as the basis for the development of SF with a predetermined chemical composition using edible and medicinal plants.