Nageen Sharma
Craniosacral therapy
Federal Hostels , Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan, 38000
Years of experience 3

Total years in practice: 3

Published Date
November 01, 2016
Abstract Authors
Alidad Amiri Behzadi, Hamid Kalalian-Moghaddam, Amir Hossein Ahmadi
Abstract Source
Avicenna J Phytomed. 2016 Nov-Dec;6(6):686-695. PMID: 28078249
Abstract Affiliation
Alidad Amiri Behzadi
Study Type
Research
Therapeutic Substances
Nettle
Conditions
Diabetes: Type I
Therapies
Herbal Therapy, Holistic Medicine
Reference
Abstract Content
OBJECTIVE:
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of diabetic complications including metabolic abnormality-induced diabetic micro-vascular and macro-vascular complications. Urtica dioica L. (U. dioica) has been traditionally used in Iranian medicine as an herbal remedy for hypoglycemic or due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of hydro-alcoholic extract of U. dioica on blood lipids, hepatic enzymes and nitric oxide levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND
METHODS:
50 women with type 2 diabetes participated in this study and were randomly divided into two groups namely, control and intervention groups. Control group received placebo and intervention group received hydro-alcoholic extract of U. dioica. Before and after 8 weeks of continuous treatment, some biochemical serum levels including FPG, TG, SGPT, SGOT, HDL, LDL, SOD and NO were measured.
Results:
The results indicated that after 8 weeks, in the intervention group, FPG, TG, and SGPT levels significantly decreased and HDL, NO and SOD levels significantly increased as compared to the control group.
Conclusion:
Our results encourage the use of hydro-alcoholic extract of U. dioica as an antioxidant agent for additional therapy of diabetes as hydro-alcoholic extract of U. dioica may decrease risk factors of cardiovascular incidence and other complications in patients with diabetes mellitus.
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