Survey of the Antidiabetic Plants found in the Philippines

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Diabetes is one of the ten (10) most prevalent chronic diseases not only in the Philippines but also in the whole world. Thus, a survey on the plants found in the Philippines with antidiabetic property/activity was conducted in order to exhaust the natural remedies present in the country that can help in controlling the disease. Thorough and rigid literature survey was done in more than 120 plants and were screened based on the following parameters: (a) maximum number of reports of indigenous medicinal use; (b) extent of phytochemical studies; (c) availability; and (d) edemicity. Some plants were chosen and were subjected to in vitro yeast alpha glucosidase and salivary alpha amylase enzyme inhibition assays, enzymes that are involved in the breakdown of complex sugars. The enzymes were also used as a guide in isolating bioactive components from the said antidiabetic plants. The isolated compounds were identified using various spectroscopic techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2011
Event14th Asian Chemical Congress 2011 - Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 Aug 20118 Aug 2011
Conference number: 14


Conference14th Asian Chemical Congress 2011
Abbreviated titleACC


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