Medicinal plants used to treat hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic conditions are of considerable interest to ethno-botanical community as they are recognized to contain valuable medicinal properties in different parts of the plant. Today, more than 80% of the people living in Africa were depended on medicinal plants based medicines to satisfy their healthcare needs. Furthermore, there is still much to be done to discover the right herbal medicine for diabetes. Among glucose-lowering medications, α-glucosidase inhibitors which delay the absorption of ingested carbohydrates, reduces the postprandial glucose and insulin peaks. J Ethnopharmacol 96: 215-218. For example Galega officinal is (Leguminosae) contains guanidine-type compounds that decrease blood sugar levels by reducing insulin resistance with toxicity. Vervine, chandilay, soursop, fever grass, and orange peel were preferentially used for other indications.
The indigenous knowledge of local traditional healers and native