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Manish Gunjan World Journal of Pharmaceutical research 2. Do you aware of any of this herbal medicine which is used for obesity? Tick as much as you know. Do you aware of any of this herbal medicine which is used for obesity? Tick as much as you know. www.wjpr.net No. of Respondents (A) Aloe vera 5 14 (B) Gymnema 5 14 (C) Parsley 3 8 (D) Kundru 4 11 (E) Cascara 1 3 (F) Commophora mukul/guggul 1 3 (G) Hoordia gordonii 3 8 (H) Zingiber officinale 4 11 (I) Garcinia cambogia 3 8 (J) Evening primrose oil 1 3 (K) Marijuana/cannabis sativa 1 3 (L) Pananx ginseng 5 14 Percentage (%) Most herbalist think that Aloe vera, Gymnema, Pananx ginseng, Kundru and Zingiber officinale are using for obesity treatment. According to literature review, Aloe vera, Gymnema, parsley, Kundru, Cascara, Commophora mukul/Guggul, Hoordia gordonii, Zingiber officinale, Garcinia cambogia and Pananx ginseng all are the herbal drug which is used to treat obesity. Juice of aloe vera is rich in several vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids. Internal intake of this juice as well as its external application can be used in treatment of many diseases like weight loss, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, acne, eczema and some other skin disorders. Gymnema is one of the plants with potent anti diabetic properties and used for controlling obesity in the form of Gymnema tea. Kundru has antioxidant property, anti diabetic property and most important is its hypoglycemic action because of which its aqueous and ethanolic extracts can be used for control of obesity. Hydroxycitric acid, the active ingredient in the herbal compound Garcinia cambogia, competitively inhibits the extramitochondrial enzyme adenosine triphosphate-citrate (pro- 3S)-lyase. As a citrate cleavage enzyme that may play an essential role in de novo lipogenesis inhibition, G cambogia is claimed to lower body weight and reduce fat mass in humans. 1273
Manish Gunjan World Journal of Pharmaceutical research Antiobesity effect of wild ginseng in male obese leptin-deficient mice was evaluated. Pananx ginseng able to loss of body weight and decrease in blood glucose levels .From this we able to know that most herbalist got the right answer. 3. Have you suggested any of your patients to use herbal medicine in combination with exercise? Have you suggested any of your patients to use herbal medicine in combination with exercise? www.wjpr.net No. of Respondents (A) Yes 3 60 (B) No 2 40 Percentage (%) 60% herbalist answer yes, they will suggested any of their patient to use herbal medicine in combination with exercise. 40% herbalist answer no. The correct answer is yes according to literature because herbal medicine(collection of descriptions of plants put together for medicinal) and exercise put together for medicinal purposes which produce therapeutic effect on controlling weight gain and reducing weight. Most herbalist answer correctly because combination of herbal medicine and exercise in management of obesity is more effective compare with only use herbal medicine or only exercise to reduce weight according to literature. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS 1. Do you think that physical activity is lacking among Malaysians Do you think that physical activity is lacking among Malaysians No. of Respondents (A) Yes 9 90 (B) No 1 10 Percentage (%) 90% physiotherapist answered yes and 10% physiotherapist answered no. Based on the data we can assume that exercise is important for obese patient to reduce their weight. Physical activity among Malaysia is lacking because of the busy lifestyle. They do not concern about their health and does not spend time for exercise 1274