Zee Media Bureau
Lucknow: An anti-diabetes herbal drug, which is a scientifically validated, has been developed by Indian researchers to help treat and manage type-II diabetes mellitus.
As per a Times of India report, the drug named 'BGR-34' was launched for commercial and marketing purposes by a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab in Lucknow on Sunday.
Jointly developed by two CSIR laboratories, National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plant (CIMAP), the drug has no side effect and is based on Ayurveda.
The drug, which is a combination of natural extracts from plants, boosts immune system and works as antioxidant as well as checks free radicals.
During clinical trials, the drug has been found to be safe and effective on animals, showing 67% success.
The drug will help maintain normal blood glucose levels, reduce chances of complications due to persistent high blood glucose levels and impart a good quality life to patients with high blood sugar levels, the report added.
The drug may cost Rs 500 for 100 tablets and will be available in the form of tablets.