Ayurveda is being seen as a source of leads for discovery of novel molecules. The management of
diabetes has been elaborately discussed in Ayurvedic texts. There are number of herbs and herbal
preparations that are being used in Ayurveda for the management of diabetes for centuries. Some of these
herbs and herbal preparations are also indicated as a treatment of timira. We, therefore, considered these
herbal preparations as the starting point to carry out our preliminary investigation to get leads for the
management of diabetic retinopathy.