Polyphenols in Ayurvedic Medicine and Type 2 Diabetes

Mae Nicole Rouhani, Ronald R Watson

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Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic. Ayurvedic medicine is an alternative therapy that offers a variety of herbal remedies relevant to the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Herbs used in ayurveda are rich in polyphenolic compounds. Polyphenols are key components used for the regulation of blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, and other diabetic complications. This chapter compares and contrasts polyphenolic herbs that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine, to assist with the complications of type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolyphenols in Human Health and Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780123984562
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013



  • Ayurveda
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Glucose
  • Glycemic
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Insulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)

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Rouhani, M. N., & Watson, R. R. (2013). Polyphenols in Ayurvedic Medicine and Type 2 Diabetes. In Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease (Vol. 1, pp. 113-117). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-398456-2.00010-4