Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2023     |     PP. 31-39      |     PDF (169 K)    |     Pub. Date: November 21, 2023
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Medjidova U.M., Azerbaijan Medical University, Department of Pharmacology, Baku, Azerbaijan
Polukhova S.M., Azerbaijan Medical University, Department of Pharmacology, Baku, Azerbaijan
Kazimova A.U., Azerbaijan Medical University, Department of Pharmacology, Baku, Azerbaijan

This review article presents an assessment of the current knowledge of herbal medicines for the treatment of diabetic complications and their underlying mechanisms during and outside of pregnancy. Hyperglycemic status associated with diabetes leads to serious complications during pregnancy. Diabetes mellitus is a dangerous disease during pregnancy and is characterized by complications for both mother and fetus that increase the risk of morbidity. For the conservative treatment of diabetes, medications such as insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents are used, but regular exercise and adequate nutrition are important for complex treatment. For the analysis, scientific studies were used in world-renowned scientific databases - SCOPUS, PUBMED, SCIELO, NISCAIR , Google Scholar. Plant-derived antioxidants are considered as an alternative strategy to reduce oxidative damage in diabetes. The article analyzed the therapeutic effect of plant extracts such as Phyllanthus, H. rosa-sinensis, quercetin, and studied the effect of antioxidants such as folic acid on reducing fetal malformations associated with maternal diabetes. Some plants also have immunostimulating effect, due to which it is possible to prevent the development of a number of complications, which provokes diabetes mellitus. Scientific research shows that herbal medicine for diabetes during pregnancy can be considered adequate therapy, including safety for both the fetus and the mother. But despite a number of positive qualities of herbal medicine compared to medicinal substances, they also have disadvantages. Therefore, during pregnancy, the use of herbal medicine as an alternative therapy requires long-term and careful study.

review, herbal medicine, diabetes, pregnancy, fetus.

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Medjidova U.M., Polukhova S.M., Kazimova A.U., PHYTOTHERAPY FOR GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS , SCIREA Journal of Medicine. Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2023 | PP. 31-39. 10.54647/pm310227


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