In a rare achievement, Professor Naeem Ahmad Khan associated with the Department of Ilmul Advia, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University has developed a first of its kind medicine, which will cure diabetes by regenerating the primary function of beta islet cells to store and release insulin.
The unique Unani medicine, which will soon be in the clinical use as it has been passed by the Government of India’s Institutional Ethical Committee will regenerate the natural process, in which the pancreas of diabetic patients will have their beta cells responding quickly to spikes in blood concentrations by secreting some of their stored insulin in natural ways.
Prof Naeem confirmed that the medicine has already been successfully tested on animals and soon its clinical use will start.
He said this medicine has been developed from eight different medicinal plants and it will be very affordable to common people.
Prof Naeem further said the medicine will have not only a protective effect on pancreas but it will also enable the natural physiological function of pancreas in diabetic patients. “This medicine will also provide necessary nutrients to the organs, which in case of diabetic patients do not work properly,” said Prof Naeem.
He also pointed out that once this medicine is ready for clinical use, it will be given free to patients from lower strata of society.
Prof Naeem also said since this medicine is an evidence based medicine (EBM), it will be conscientious and explicit and will integrate clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information.
He has also thanked Professor Imrana Naseem, Department of Bio-Chemistry, AMU for the necessary contribution in the research leading to development of the medicine.