Banaba and Diabetes

While traveling outside the US recently, a kindly woman encouraged me to investigate a natural product she said was a “miracle worker” for people managing diabetes as a chronic condition.  I forgot all about it for a while, but recently I was reading a supplement label and noticed that name again — Banaba extract.  Also known by a host of other names, such as Corosolic acid, Queen’s Crape Myrtle, Pride-of-India, and perhaps more formally as Lagerstroemia speciosa, this extract is being touted by many diabetes sufferers as a good naturopathic option.  According to other online sources, Banaba extract may also be helpful in weight loss.

Read more from WebMD about Banaba extract.

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Photo from Dave’s Garden.

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One response to “Banaba and Diabetes

  1. By the way, the plant in the picture above may be a conventional crape myrtle, but please don’t run out to the garden to get a cutting for your teapots! The extract is from a particular species of the crape myrtle, so the best option would be to buy a supplement that contains Banaba extract. There are several on the market.

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