Effect of Supplementation of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Neem (Azadirachta indica) Leaf Powder on Diabetic Symptoms, Anthropometric Parameters and Blood Pressure of Non Insulin


ABSTRACT The incidence of diabetes is increasing all over the world affecting more than 246 million people. Ninety non insulin dependent male diabetic subjects in the age group of 40-60 years were selected from PAU, Ludhiana to study the effect of supplementation of tulsi and neem leaves on the signs and symptoms anthropometric parameters and blood pressure of the diabetic subjects. General information of the subjects was recorded by interview schedule. After one month control period ninety subjects were divided into three groups of 30 each. Group I was given tulsi leaf powder, group II was given neem leaf powder and group III given mixture of both leaf powder in the form of capsules. Daily dosage of four capsules i.e. 2 g powder (Lunch and dinner) was given and supplementation was carried out for a period of 3 months. The most common symptoms of diabetes observed in diabetic patients were polydypsia, polyurea, polyphagia and tiredness. Some other symptoms were sweating, burning feet, itching and headache. Significant reduction in all the diabetic symptoms was observed in all the three groups but maximum reduction was seen in group III patient who were given mixture of tulsi and neem leaf powder. Significant percent reduction in th

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