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
Therapeutic Substances
Diabetes: Type I
Herbal Therapy, Holistic Medicine
Abstract Content
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
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.
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.
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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