Editor: Mohamed Eddouks

Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension

Volume 3

eBook: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $119
Printed Copy: US $84
Library License: US $276
ISSN: 2452-3224 (Print)
ISSN: 2452-3232 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-14-5911-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-5913-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114591391200301


Medicinal plants are a source of potential therapeutic compounds. Phytotherapy can give patients long term benefits with less or no side effects. This is the third volume of the series which features monographs on selected natural products used to treat diabetes and hypertension. This volume brings 7 chapters contributed by 22 researchers, that cover updates on the biochemistry of diabetes, information on anti-diabetic and antihypertensive properties of oil bearing plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables, medicinal plants from Asia, as well as the medicinal value of specific plants such as, star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito). In terms of therapeutic agents, two reviews in this volume focus on terpenoids and glucagon-like peptide – 1 are also included.

Each review covers different plant species or medicinal agents where applicable, providing readers essential information about their role in the treatment of diabetes and hypertension.

Both academic and professional pharmacologists as well as clinicians will find comprehensive information on a variety of therapeutic agents in this volume.


The volume 1 of the present ebook series “Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension” has emphasized the basic Biochemistry of diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and described many aspects of these lifestyle diseases and its control or remediation through a cost effective, safe, easy-going, easy-adaptable method through the age-old practice validated by scientific research. In response to requests from WHO in providing safe and effective herbal medicines for use in national health-care systems and to prepare monographs of used medicinal plants around the world, the volume 2 of this e-book series has been published in 2016 and contained monographs related to antihypertensive and antidiabetic plants. The present volume 3 is dedicated to different aspects including the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of medicinal plants and their derivatives on diabetes and hypertension. The study of the mechanisms of action of medicinal plants is deeply discussed. This volume includes 7 complementary chapters that describe different aspects including the biochemistry of type 2 diabetes, the pathophysiology of diabetes and hypertension, the role of essential oils extracted from medicinal plants in the management of diabetes and hypertension, the mechanistic perspectives of the treatment of diabetes and hypertension, some important phytochemicals with beneficial action on diabetes and hypertension, and detailed monographs concerning some potential medicinal plants used in the treatment of diabetes and hypertension. This volume will be useful to the students, teachers, researchers, scientists, clinicians, herbalists, and even the common people interested to know about the subject.


The Editor would like to express his thanks to all the authors, the reviewers, and Miss Salma Sarfraz for their special effort during the preparation of this book. This work was supported by the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and the Scientific Research (Morocco) and the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) (Morocco) under grant N° PPR/2015/35.

Mohamed Eddouks
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia
Moulay Ismail University of Meknes


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