A Polyherbal Formulation Katakakhadiradi Kashayam in Treatment of Diabetes – Review

S. Angelie Jessica

Department of Anatomy, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode–637215, India.

M. Kavimani

Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai–600044, India.

K. Prabhu

Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai–600044, India.

Mukilan Ramadoss *

Department of Physiology, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode–637215, India.

M. Sathish Kumar

Department of Physiology, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode–637215, India.

Julie Christy Amalraj

Department of Anatomy, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Thiruporur-603108, India.

Jagadeesh Dhamodharan

FOM-Anatomy Unit, AIMST University, Bedong–08100, Kedah, Malaysia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Diabetes is a common non-transmittable disease in the world today. It is the fourth leading  cause of mortality in most developed nations and there is significant proof that it is widespread   in many developing and newly developed nations. Diabetes patients are at risk of developing  is chemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease, all of which can result in severe morbidity and death. The most widely used alternative therapy for glycaemic control is herbal medication. The effectiveness of botanicals in lowering sugar levels has been confirmed scientifically for a variety of Indian plant species. Numerous plants have been shown to be effective in treating a variety of systemic illnesses in traditional medical systems. Although many traditional/indigenous medical systems are more effective than modern medications, one of the biggest problems facing traditional medicine is the absence of comprehensive standardisation. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective qualities of Katakakhadiradi kashayam may be responsible for its antidiabetic effects, but further  research is needed to fully comprehend this kashayam's protective effects against a variety  of ailments.

Keywords: Antidiabetic, polyherbal formulation, Katakakhadiradi kashayam

How to Cite

Jessica, S. Angelie, M. Kavimani, K. Prabhu, Mukilan Ramadoss, M. Sathish Kumar, Julie Christy Amalraj, and Jagadeesh Dhamodharan. 2022. “A Polyherbal Formulation Katakakhadiradi Kashayam in Treatment of Diabetes – Review”. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research 19 (2):16-24. https://doi.org/10.9734/jocamr/2022/v19i2384.


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