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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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A Pilot Study On Anti-Diabetic Effect Of A Siddha Herbal Confection In Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Patients

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Thembamala. C. R



‘Ilavankaathy ilekiyam’, Diabeties mellitus, siddha medicine, herbal confection



‘Ilavankaathy ilekiyam’ is an authentic siddha herbal confection recommended for the treatment of Diabetes mellitus. This present study has been carried out to scientifically emphasize the therapeutic effectiveness of Ilavankaathy ilekiyam as a monotherapy in the management of NIDDM at a dose of 2.5mg by oral route and it is taken two times daily. An open clinical study was conducted on 15 patients at Meegoda Ayurveda hospital, Sri Lanka. The effectiveness of the herbal confection was assessed by subjective and objective clinical parameters by means of changes in the severity of clinical manifestations and the fasting blood sugar levels for consecutive 25 weeks using a self-reported assessment criteria. The data was statistically analyzed by SPSS/16 software. The diet and other regimens which could aggravate Diabeties mellitus were well instructed to the patients. The herbal confection showed statistically high significance (p<0.01) in improvement of the overall clinical manifestations of Diabeties mellitus and reduced levels of fasting blood sugar was a concordance.



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