International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 9 (2013) pp. 103-108
Effect of Amla, an approach towards the control of Diabetes mellitus
K.V.Santhi Sri1 , D.Jalaja Kumari2 , G.Sivannarayana3
1Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, A.P, India 2Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, A.P, India 3Department of Extension, Agricultural College, Bapatla, A.P, India *Corresponding author e-mail:
Emblica of icinalis (Amla) are widely used in the Indian system of medicine and believed to increase defense against disease. Vitamin C, tannins and flavonoids present in amla have very powerful antioxidant activities. Due to rich Vitamin C, amla is successful used in the treatment of Diabetes mellitus. To study the effect of Amla in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) we selected 60 T2DM subjects from Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur at Andhra Pradesh and they were divided into two groups, control group (N=30) and experimental group (N=30). The data were collected on general information, background information, clinical information, anthropometry and 24 hour dietary recall along with fasting blood sugar, lipid profile and glycosylated hemoglobin. The experimental group of 30 patients was given a medium sized fresh Amla (approximately 35 g) on a daily basis for 6 months. The Amla was procured from the local vegetable market of Guntur city. They were asked to consume the fruit in a raw form daily before breakfast. During the course of supplementation no modification in the diet or medication was made for both experimental and control groups. The anthropometric measurements and Biochemical parameters like FBS, PPBS, HBA1C and lipid profile were monitored at the end of supplementation period. Supplementation of one medium size Amla (35g) for 6 months led to a significant decrease in the FBS,PPBS,HBA1C,Lipid profile values in the experimental group. There were no significant changes in the control group.
Diabetes mellitus; Emblica Officinalis; Bio chemical parameters; Vitamin C; Amla.