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An Overview : On the Potential use Medicinal Plants in Diabetic Foot Ulcer


The complications of diabetes became a heavy burden to the patient as well as physician. Among the various complications, Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) is important since the major deaths in diabetes are due to DFU, which arises as a consequence of complicated and multi-factorial pathologies. The treatments using a single strategy may unlikely less effective and also the overall costs of these therapies are high. From long since, many commonly used herbs and spices are claimed to have wound healing effects with various mechanisms. Hence their application in the treatment of DFU may not only synergize the diabetic wound healing but also reduce the overall cost. This review discusses the possible use of herbs in treating DFUs with their mechanisms.

Jasbir Upadhyay

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