Egyptian Pharmaceutical Journal

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--86

Metformin: a review on its ethnobotanical source and versatile uses


Mohammad Asif1, Mrityunjoy Acharya2, Mohd Imran3 
1 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy Research, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Gopiballavpur Multi Super Specialty Hospital, Gopiballavpur, Jhargram, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Northern Border University, Rafha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Professor & HOD Mohammad Asif
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy Research, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 248009
India

At present metformin is the core for the management of type-2 diabetes mellitus. The key clue of metformin as a hypoglycemic drug was collected from the traditional utilization of Galega officinalis for the management of diabetes. Modern study recommends several valuable activities of Metformin other than the hypoglycemic effect such as type-1 diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovary syndrome, cholesterol-lowering effect, avoidance of heart disease, age, cancer, and neuroprotection. In the present review, we are discussing about the source and versatile utilization of metformin and its outcome.


How to cite this article:
Asif M, Acharya M, Imran M. Metformin: a review on its ethnobotanical source and versatile uses.Egypt Pharmaceut J 2020;19:81-86


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Asif M, Acharya M, Imran M. Metformin: a review on its ethnobotanical source and versatile uses. Egypt Pharmaceut J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];19:81-86
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