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Botanical Name : Phyllanthus emblica
Family : Euphorbiacene
Common Name : Nelli
Tamil : Topu - nelli
SansKrit : Amalaka
Sri Lankan Name : Nelli
Other names : Nelli
Phyllanthus emblica is astringent because of the tannin it contains. An infusion of the dried fruit (about 5%) is used as a lotion in chronic ulcer, as a gargle in weak and spongy gums, and as a collyrium in acute conjunctivitis. Taken internally in small doses it acts as astringents and as such is used in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery. As a remote astringent it is often employed in internal halmorrhages and bleeding from haemorrhoids. In large doses it acts as a cholagogue laxative and is useful in acute and chronic congestion of the liver habitual constipation and haemorrlioids. It is supposed to have febrifuge properties and is therefore largely employed in septic and infective fevers. It has long been used as an antiperiodic and in combination with other antiperiodics, may be given with advantage in chronic malarial fevers that are rebellious to treatment with quinine. It has antirhumatic properties of much value, and gives good results in both acute and chronic rheumatisum. It is useful gonorrhoea after the acute symptoms subside, and may be administered with advantage with Tinospora Cordifolia and Santalum Album. Phylanthus emblica is largely employed in diabetes mellitus, and under its use the amount of sugar excreted is reduced and the urine diminished in quantity. It is vaunted as a toinic and alterative and proves useful in anaeonia, neurasthenia senile debility, menstrual irregularities and territory syphilis. Combined with Terminalia chebula and Terminalia Belorica it is used extensively in haemophilla, purpura haemorrhagica, boils and abscesses, eczema, psoriasis, pemphigus, impetigo and acne. It is supposed to promote the growth of the hair, perhaps by improving the general health.
The fruit is a popular constituent of many Ayurveda and oral formulations. It is reputed therapeutic effect is diuretic, and an anti-bacterial agent. The fruit contains are abundance of vitamin C. It is used in applications for infections of the eyes and scalp.
Amla or Emblica Officinalis is a natural, efficacious, an antioxidant with the richest natural source of Vitamin C. The fruit contains the highest amount of Vitamin C in natural form and cytokine like substances identified as zeatin, z. riboside, z. nucleotide.Its fruit is acrid, cooling, refrigerant, diuretic and laxative. The dried fruit is useful in hemorrhage, diarrhea and dysentery.It is antibacterial and its astringent properties prevent infection and help in the healing of ulcers. It is used as a laxative to relieve constipation in piles. It is used in the treatment of leukorrhea and artherosclerosis. Amalaki is referred to in ancient text as the best medicine to prevent aging. It is a very strong rejuvenative which is believed to be the richest natural source ofantioxydant vitamin C, with up to 720 mg/100g of fresh pulp or up to 900 mg/100g of pressed juice (of a heat-stable form which does not lose its value through processing.) Although only one inch in diameter, the Amalaki fruit has the same antiscorbutic value as two oranges. Amalaki is also effective for respiratory complaints. The fruit juice and its sediment, and residue, have antioxidant properties due to Vitamin C content. Amalaki is a carminative and stomachic. It is used in Ayurveda as a cardiotonic, aphrodisiac, antipyretic, antidiabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal tonic. It raises the total protein level and increases the body weight due to positive nitrogen balance. It has been found to have an anabolic effect. Amla is highly nutritious and is an important dietary source of Vitamin C, minerals and amino acids. The edible fruit tissue contains protein concentration 3-fold and ascorbic acid concentration 160-fold compared to that of the apple. The fruit also contains considerably higher concentration of most minerals amino acids than apples. Amla fruit ash contains chromium, 2.5 ; zinc, 4; and copper, 3 ppm. Presence of chromium is of therapeutic value in diabetes. Fruit also contains phyllemblin and curcuminoides. The fruit contained 482.14 units of superoxide dismutase/g fresh weight, and exhibited antisenescent activity. The seed oil contains 64.8% linolenic acid and closely resembles linseed oil. Not surprisingly, Amla's reputation is supported by scientific studies confirming its immunity-boosting properties. Clinical studies were conducted to investigate the effect of Amalaki in amlapitta (gastritis syndrome). Amalaki churna was given in 20 cases in a dose of 3g., thrice a day for seven days. The drug was found effective in 85 per cent of cases. Cases of hyperchlorhydria with burning sensation in abdominal and cardiac regions and epigastric pain were benefited.
Medicinal Uses: The emblic is of great importance in Asiatic medicine, not only as an antiscorbutic, but in the treatment of diverse ailments, especially those associated with the digestive organs. For such use, the fruit juice is prepared in the form of a sherbet or is fermented. In the latter state, it is prescribed in jaundice, dyspepsia and coughs. The dried chips of flesh are dispensed by apothecaries and often are mixed with grape juice and honey for dosage. The fruit is considered diuretic and laxative. Triphala, a decoction of emblic with Terminalia chebula Retz. and T. bellerica Roxb. is given for chronic dysentery, biliousness, hemorrhoids, enlarged liver, and other disorders. A powder prepared from the dried fruit is an effective expectorant as it stimulates the bronchial glands. The juice that exudes when the fruit is scored while still on the tree is valued as an eyewash and an application for inflamed eyes. An infusion made by steeping dried fruit overnight in water also serves as an eyewash, as does an infusion of the seeds. A liquor made from the fermented fruits is prescribed as a treatment for indigestion, anemia, jaundice, some cardiac problems, nasal congestion and retention of urine.
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Botanical Name : Coscinium fenestratum
Family : Mennispermaceae
Common Name : False calumba root
Tamil : Maramanjal
SansKrit : Kaliyaka
Sri Lankan Name : Venivelgeta
Other names : Jhar-i-haldi,Maramannal,Pitadru, Manipasupoo,Atturam,Tsan dan ser po
Coscinium is a bitter, used in India and the Eastern Colonies as an equivalent of calumba. It is occasionally imported into London under the name of Ceylon calumba. An infusion, tincture, and concentrated liquor are prepared.
Anti-hepatotoxic activity of methanol extract of Coscinium fenestratum stem (MEC) was investigated against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatopathy in rats. Hepatotoxic rats were treated with MEC for a period of 90 days (60mg/kg body weight, daily, orally by intubation). Anti-hepatotoxic effect was studied by assaying the activities of serum marker enzymes like aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase, lactate dehydrogenase etc. and glucose (6) phosphate dehydrogenase in liver. We also estimated the concentrations of total proteins, total lipids, triglycerides, phospholipids and cholesterol in serum, liver and kidney. The activities of all the marker enzymes registered a significant elevation in carbon tetrachloride-treated rats, which were significantly recovered towards an almost normal level in animals co-administered with MEC. Other biochemical changes induced by carbon tetrachloride too showed reliable signs of retrieving towards the normalcy. Histopathological analysis confirmed the biochemical investigations. This study unravels the anti-hepatotoxic activity of MEC.
Alcoholic extract of the stems of Coscinium fenestratum, a medicinal plant indigenous to India and Sri Lanka used in ayurveda and siddha medicine for treating diabetes, was studied for its carbohydrate metabolism effect and antioxidant status in streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced type 2 diabetic rats. Oral administration of C. fenestratum stem extract in graded doses caused a significant increase in enzymatic antioxidants such as catalase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione synthetase, peroxidase, and glutathione peroxidase and in the nonenzymatic antioxidants ascorbic acid, ceruloplasmin and tocopherol. Effects of alcoholic extract on glycolytic enzymes such as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, lactate dehydrogenase and hexokinase showed a significant increase in their levels, whereas a significant decrease was observed in the levels of gluconeogenic enzyme, glucose-6-phosphatase and alanine aminotransferase in treated diabetic rats. Serum creatinine and urea levels also declined significantly. This investigation demonstrates significant antidiabetic activity of C. fenestratum.
Free radicals may play an important role in the causation and complication of diabetes mellitus. The increased oxidative stress and accompanying decrease in antioxidants may be related to the causation of diabetes. In diabetes mellitus, alterations in the endogenous free radical scavenging defense mechanisms may lead to ineffective scavenging of reactive oxygen species, resulting in oxidative damage and tissue injury. It has been proposed that streptozotocin acts as a diabetogenic owing to its ability to destroy pancreatic b-islet cells, possibly by a free radical mechanism. The level of lipid peroxidation in cells is controlled by various cellular defense mechanisms consisting of enzymatic and nonenzymatic scavenger systems, the levels of which are altered in diabetes.
Coscinium fenestratum Colebr. (Menispermaceae), commonly known as tree turmeric, grows widely in the Western Ghats (India) and Sri Lanka. The plant has been mainly used for treating diabetes mellitus in the traditional Ayurvedic and Siddha systems of medicine. The stem contains berberine, ceryl alcohol, hentriacontane, sitosterol, palmitic acid, oleic acid and saponin, together with some resinous material. Isolation of tertiary alkaloids, berlambine, dihydroberlambine and noroxyhydrastinine from the roots has been reported. The stem is used for dyspepsia, and as a febrifuge. Its hypotensive and hepatoprotective actions have also been reported. An earlier study carried out by the authors established the significant antidiabetic activity of C. fenestratum. In the present investigation we attempted to investigate further the alcoholic stem extract of C. fenestratum for its antioxidant status and its effect on key enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism in streptozotocin and nicotinamide induced type 2 diabetic rats.
Coscinium fenestratum is astringent and antiseptic. An infusion of it (about 5%) is used as a lotion in chronic ulcers. Injected in to the rectum it acts as an anthelmintic for thread worms. Internally it acts as a bitter tonic with astringent properties and is useful in anorexia, chronic dyspepsia, anemia and psilosis. Because of its astringent action it is largely employed in acute diarrhoea and dysentery and in bleeding from hemorrhoids. It is largely employed in acute diarrhoea and dysentery and in bleeding from hemorrhoids. It has febrifuge and ant periodic properties of much value and proves useful in septic and infective fevers, and malarial affections. Its anti periodic action is much inferior to that of quinine, but when administered with other anti patriotic gives good results. In obstinate cases of malaria may be given with advantage with quinine.
Coscinium fenestratum is used extensively in erysipelas, pyaemia, septicemia, boils and abscesses, and its virtues in these affections are due to its antiseptic effects. It is much vaunted by the native physicians in the prevention and cure of tetanus and it is invariably administered after is injury and continued for several days.
It is largely employed in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and under its use the amount of sugar excreted in reduced.Coscinium fenestratum gives good results in eczema, psoriasis, pemphigus, impetigo and acne.
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Botanical Name : Cassia auriculata
Family : Leguminoae
Common Name : avaram syn cassia, Tanner's Cassia Flowers
Tamil : Avarai
SansKrit : Thalpota
Sri Lankan Name : Ranawara
Other names : Tanner's Cassia Flowers
Cassia auriculata, because of the tannin it contains acts as an astringent. It is largely employed in diabetes melitus and diabetes insipidus and under its use the quantity of urine and the sugar excreted are reduced. An infusion of the leaves and flowers is used as a beverage by diabetic patients.
The flowers a "tea" are prepared which is prescribed in diabetes. The seeds are also used in diabetes, a compound powder made with all parts of the plant being considered a specific.
Properties and uses:
This is frequently used in native medicine in diseases of the urinary organs in particular. It is diuretic and is an ingredient in prescriptions for Powdered Ranawara seed with Silajatu and honey is recommended highly for all cases of diabetes, and leaves are dried and sold in the bazaars under the name of Ranawara tea. Many natives use it in place of real tea.
Hepato protection, this study was investigated the effect of Cassia auriculata leaf extract administrates orally on alcohol induced liver damaged animal models. Treatment with Cassia auriculata leaf extract at a dose of 250 mg kg(-1) body weight and 500 mg kg(-1) body weight to rats. Cassia auriculata leaf extract can offer protection against free radical mediated oxidative stress in experimental hepatotoxicity.
Anti hyperglycemic and anti lipidimic activity, Cassia auriculata flower extract (CFEt), at doses of 0.15, 0.30 and 0.45 g/kg body weight for 30 days, suppressed the elevated blood glucose and lipid levels in diabetic rats. Cassia auriculata at 0.45 g/kg was found to be comparable to glibenclamide.
The ethanol extract of the roots of Cassia auriculata was studied for its nephroprotective activity in cisplatin- and gentamicin-induced renal injury in male albino rats. In the cisplatin model, the extract at doses of 300 and 600 mg/kg body wt. reduced elevated blood urea and serum creatinine and normalized the histopathological changes in the curative regimen. In the gentamicin model, the ethanol extract at a dose of 600 mg/kg body wt. reduced blood urea and serum creatinine effectively in both the curative and the preventive regimen. The extract had a marked nitric oxide free-radical-scavenging effect. The findings suggest that the probable mechanism of nephroprotection by C. auriculata against cisplatin- and gentamicin-induced renal injury could be due to its antioxidant and free-radical-scavenging property.
Cassia auriculata - We have investigated hyponidd for its possible antihyperglycaemic and antioxidant effect in diabetic rats. Rats were rendered diabetic by streptozotocin (STZ) (45 mg kg(-1) body weight). Oral administration of hyponidd (100 mg kg(-1) and 200 mg kg(-1)) for 45 days resulted in significant lowered levels of blood glucose and significant increased levels of hepatic glycogen and total haemoglobin. An oral glucose tolerance test was also performed in experimental diabetic rats in which there was a significant improvement in blood glucose tolerance in the rats treated with hyponidd. Hyponidd administration also decreased levels of glycosylated haemoglobin, plasma thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, hydroperoxides, ceruloplasmin and alpha-tocopherol in diabetic rats. Plasma reduced glutathione and vitamin C were significantly elevated by oral administration of hyponidd. The effect of hyponidd at a dose of 200 mg kg(-1) was more effective than glibenclamide (600 microg kg(-1)) in restoring the values to near normal. The results showed that hyponidd exhibits antihyperglycaemic and antioxidant activity in STZ-induced diabetic
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Botanical Name : Tinospora cordifolia
Family : Menispermaceae
Common Name : Tinospora cordifolia; Aqueous extract; Alloxan diabetes; Lipids; Brain Tamil : Shindila kodi
SansKrit : Guduchi, Amrita
Sri Lankan Name : Rasakinda
Other names : Cochinnaruha, Gulancha, Gurach, Heartleaved Moonseed,
K'Uan Chin T'Eng, K'Uan Chu Hsing, Moonseed, Nirjara, Putrawali,
The leaves of Tinospora cordifolia are astringent because of the tannin they contain. The bruised fresh leaves mixed with cow ghee are applied to burns and scalds with good effects. The stemn, when taken internally, acts as a bitter tonic stimulating the appetite and improving the digestion and is useful in anorexia. Atonic dyspepsia, and in convalescence from acute diseases. It acts also as a cholagogue laxative increasing the flow of and liquifying the bile, and as such is valuable in acute and chronic congestion of the liver, in dyspepsia associated with a sluggish liver and in jaundice. It has febrifuge and expectorant properties of much value and as such proves useful in acute febrile affections and in acute laryngitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. On the urinary organs it has a marked influence. It acts as a diuretic, demulcent and diluent and is valuable in acute and chronic nephritis, pyelitis, cystitis, gonorrhoea and strangury. In acute nephritis it reduces fever when present increases the quantity of urine, and reduces albumen and blood. Where there is much irritation of the urinary tract, it renders the urine less imitating, and lessens the paid and frequent desire to micturate. It has antilithic properties of some value and is largely employed in urinary gravel and calculi Tinospora cordifolia gives excellent results in rheumatism. In acute rheumatism it reduces the fever, lessens the pain and improves the general condition. It may be combined with advantage with salicylate of soduum. In chronic rheumatism its effects are quick and lasting and it may be continued for a long time without any ill-effects. It is largely used as an antiperiodic in malarial fevers. It is not as efficacious as quinine, but in combination with other antiperiodics may be used with much benefit. It is an excellent adjuvant to quinine. Because of the tannin they contain the leaves of Tinospora cordifolia are often employed in haematuria and menorrhagia. In obstetric practive it is often administered to increase the strength of the uterine pains. It will not bring on labour or abortion. When taken for some time Tinospora cordifolia acts as a tonic and alterative, and as such is valuable in debilitated conditions of the system neurasthenia, multiple neuritis tertiary syphilis and chronic eczema and psoriasis.
The stem is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet, bitter and acrid taste with a neutral potency. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory, it is used in the treatment of all types of pain and chronic fevers.
This is one of the most valued and frequently used drugs among the native medical men. It is regarded as a tonic and alterative, and is used in general debility, fever, jaundice, skin diseases, rheumatism, urinary diseases, irritability of the stomach, and, in short, there is hardly a disease in which it is not employed in combination with other drugs. In chronic fever with cough a decoction of Rasakinda or the fresh juice of it with long pepper and honey, or a compound decoction containing Rasakinda such as the following, may he given with advantage.
Tinospora cordifolia is widely used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for treating diabetes mellitus. Oral administration of an aqueous T. cordifolia root extract (TCREt) to alloxan diabetic rats caused a significant reduction in blood glucose and brain lipids. The extract caused an increase in body weight, total haemoglobin and hepatic hexokinase. The root extract also lowers hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase and serum acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, and lactate dehydrogenase in diabetic rats. Thus TCREt has hypoglycaemic and hypolipidaemic effect. 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Studies on induced oedema and arthritis and on human arthritis proved anti-inflammatory potency of the water extract of plant. It also has antipyretic action.This drug relaxes the intestinal and uterine smooth muscles.It is proved effective in prevention of fibrosis and in stimulating regeneration in hepatic tissue
Guduchi is an important part of the ayurvedic category of Rasayanas, or rejuvenative tonics. Human studies conducted on Guduchi's immune-boosting ability show it to be linked to enhancing the function of protective cells called macrophages.
"Tinospora cordifolia is a large, climbing shrub. Its principle constituents are tinosporine, tinosporide, tinosporaside, cordifolide, cordifol, heptacosanol, clerodane furano diterpene, diterpenoid furanolactone tinosporidine, columbin and §-sitosterol. The stem is used in dyspepsia, fevers and urinary diseases. The plant is used to improve the immune system and the body's resistance to infections. It is also an effective immunostimulant.
The active principles and juice of the fresh plant possess a number of pharmacological activities. It is bitter, stomachic, antiperiodic, aphrodisiac. It is useful in chronic diarrhea, to remove urinary stones (Calculi), as a diuretic, CNS depressant, hypoglycemic, antibacterial, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiallergic, analgesic, hepatoprotective and reduces blood urea.
Guduchi helps increase the effectiveness of protective white blood cells and builds up the body's own defense mechanism (immune system). It is used Hepatitis, Arthritis, as an adjuvant in Chemotherapy and an Immunomodulator."
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Botanical Name : Cyperus rotundus
Family : Cyperaceae
Common Name : Mustaka, ko - bushi, nutgrass, tirirca, nutsedge, purple nutsedge, adru.
Tamil : Korai Kelangu
SansKrit : Mastha
Sri Lankan Name : Kalanduru
Other names : nutgrass; nut grass, Cyperus, Nutgrass, nutsedge, purple nutsedge, cocograss, Hsiang FuTzu, Hsiang Fu, Musta, Mustaka, Mutha
Action and uses as per Ayurveda: Tonic to digestive, circulatory, female reproductive systems, astringent, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces body weight, anti fungal, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, carminative, demulcent, diaphoretic, stimulant, diarrhea, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, gastritis, indigestion, malabsorption, convulsions and menstrual disorders.
Cyperus is mainly used for digestive disorders. It is an anti-emetic (suppresses vomiting); useful in reducing the symptoms of morning sickness during pregnancy. Because it gives the body a general feeling of warmth, Cyperus is sometimes used as a sedative, generally in connection with suppressing nausea. Cyperus is also used to relieve gas in the stomach and intestines. In Amazonia, the indigenous people use it to treat infection and in Africa it is used to treat epilepsy.
Nutgrass is used to treat poor appetite, diarrhea, dysentery, fevers, parasites, gastritis, indigestion, and sluggish liver. It is said to tone the liver, spleen, and pancreas, and to treat malabsorption. Nutgrass can also be used to treat high blood pressure, bloody stool and urine, and vomiting blood, breast tumors, candida, colds, flu, and colic. It helps treat convulsions, moodiness and depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and the pain and cramps associated with PMS, menopause, and heart palpitations. In India they use Nutgrass in hair and skin products as it stimulates sebaceous glands near the hair roots. The oil extracted from this plant is used in perfumery. A decoction of the roots and tubers is used as an antidote to any kind of poison.
In the Traditional Chinese medicine it is considered the primary qi regulating herb. The plant is mentioned in the ancient Indian ayurvedic medicine Charaka Samhita (ca. 100 A.D.). Modern ayurvedic medicine uses the plant for treating fevers, digestive system disorders, dysmenorrhea and other maladies. Arabs of the Land of Israel traditionally use roasted tubers, while they are still hot, or hot ashes from burned tubers, to treat wounds, bruises, carbuncles, etc.
Modern alternative medicine recommends using the plant to treat nausea, fever and inflammation; for pain reduction; for muscle relaxation and many other disorders.
Several pharmacologically active substances have been identified in Cyperus rotundus: ?-cyperone, ?-selinene, cyperene, cyperotundone, patchoulenone, sugeonol, kobusone, and isokobusone, that may scientifically explain the folk- and alternative-medicine uses.
Cyperus Rotundus is astringent and antiseptic. Rubbed up with water or lime juice it is applied in acne with good effect. Taken internally it acts as an aromatic, stomachic, carminative and cholagogue with astringent properties and is useful in anorexia acute and chronic dyspepsia, acute and chronic diarrhoea and dysentery and acute and chronic congestion of the liver. Combined with aegle marmalos, plectranthus Zeylanicus, Coriander and Ginger it makes one of the most popular native remedies for acute dyspepsia, diarrhoea and dysentery. It reduces pain and fever prevents fermentation checks diarrhoea and reduces blood when present. In cases of acute desetery with much blood in the stools, Cyperus rotundus administered with honey gives good results. After absorption it is excreted by the skin bronchial mucous membrane and kidneys and in its passage through them stimulates them and acts as a diaphoretic stimulating expectorant and duretic. It is useful in acute laryngitis bronchitis and pneumonia in febrile affections with congestion of the liver and diarrhoea in septic and infective fevers and in acute and chronic pyelitis and cystitis. It is reputed to be an autiperiodic in malarial fevers and administrated with other anti periodic often gives excellent results. It may be given with advantage with quinine. It is useful as a remote astringent in haematuria, melaenen and bleeding from hemorrhoids.
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Botanical Name : Torenia asiatica / Salacia reticulata
Family : Scrophulariaceae / Hippocrateaceae
Common Name : Saptarangi
Tamil : Ponkoranti
SansKrit : Vairi, Pitika
Sri Lankan Name : Kothalahimbutu
Other names : Ekanayakam,Anukudu cettu,Koranti
Yet another Ayurvedic herb holds great promise for management of weight and blood sugar issues.
Torenia asiatica is astringent and is used largely in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Under its use there is a diminution in the quantity of urine and a reduction in the amount of sugar excreted. It is used also in gonorrhoea with good results.
Salacia is a large, woody climber found in the rain forests of Sri Lanka and parts of western India. Its principal use in traditional, Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of diabetes is near legendary. It was believed to be so potent that patients were told to simply drink water left to sit overnight in a cup made from the wood of the plant. Yet, until only recently the antidiabetic effect of Salacia remained a mystery.
A pilot clinical study in human volunteers found that when a water extract of Salacia stems was drunk 5 minutes before a beverage containing 50 grams of sucrose, the increase in serum glucose from the sugar was significantly suppressed (Shimoda et al., 1998). This finding led to a placebo-controlled cross-over study of Salacia in patients with type 2 diabetes not taking medication. After 6 weeks on a diet containing a water extract of Salacia or placebo, the results showed that the Salacia group had significantly lower fasting plasma glucose levels, significantly lower body weight, and a significant decrease in their total glycohemoglobulin levels (Kajimoto et al., 2000). A similar study (6-month, randomized, placebo-controlled cross-over design) in type 2 diabetics taking oral hypoglycemics (Metformin and Sulphonylurea) along with either placebo or a tea containing Salacia found a significant decrease in the level of glycohemoglobulin and in the required dose of sulphonylurea in the Salacia group, but not in the placebo group (Fernando et al., 2003).
Renaissance Herbs Salacia is a pure, powder extract made from the roots using only ethanol alcohol.
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Shimoda H, Kawamori, S, Kawahara Y. [Effects of an aqueous extract of Salacia reticulata, a useful plant in Sri Lanka, on postprandial hyperglycemia in rats and humans]. Nippon Eiyo Shokuryo Gakkaishi [J Japan Soc Nutr Food Sci]. 1998;51(5):279-287 (in Japanese with English abstr and tables).
Kajimoto O, Kawamori S, Shimoda H, Kawahara Y, Hirata H, Takahashi T. [Effects of a diet containing Salacia reticulata on mild type 2 diabetes A placebo-controlled, cross-over trial]. Nippon Eiyo Shokuryo Gakkaishi [Journal of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science]. 2000;53(5):199-205 (in Japanese with English abstr). Japanese workers have isolated potent a-glucosidase inhibitors, Salacinol and Kotanalol, from both SR and SO as the antidiabetogenic principles.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why should I take Diabina?
Diabina is a natural Ayurvedic medicinal drink for diabetes and it has no side effects. Diabina is a very effective medicinal drink that reduces the levels of excess glucose in the body and systematically prevents diseases that are caused by excess glucose such as numbness and cramps of the feet, listlessness and other weaknesses in the body.
What is the deference between Diabina and other diabetes teas in the market?
Diabina is not a tea. Diabina is made to an Ayurvedic formula and do not contain any tea or related substance. This is made purely from Ayurvedic herbal ingredients. Diabina is a mixture of 8 herbal ingredients. According to Ayurveda, Herbs are taken in combination with other herbs to neutralize the toxicity of one herb with the opposing effect of the other or to enhance the particular effect of one herb with the help of other. Therefore it's very risky to take individual herbal ingredients as medicine. Most of the herbal teas are blend with one herbal ingredient with tea.
Diabina is approved and recommended by the Aruyveda Formulary Board of Sri Lanka, which comes under the Department of Ayurveda, the responsible Government authority in Sri Lanka for all herbal and ayurvedha products in the country.
Are there any known or unknown side effects?
No! Nothing at all.
What is the dosage?
After meals two bags twice a day. Morning and night. If the glucose level is high drink three bags at a time.
Any westerns medicine mixed for these products?
Strictly No! Diabina is 100% natural and no artificial flavours
Can a patient use other herbal medicine to control sugar with this?
Yes while testing the glucose level regularly.
Does the patient has to take this for rest of his life or the dosage need to be increase or decrease?
Dosage may vary according with the glucose level.
How to drink Diabina?
Directions - Pour boiling water directly onto two bags. For a perfect brew keep bags in the cup for 3 or 4
minutes. Use a spoon to extract the essence. Stir well and enjoy your herbal drink.
Can a patient completely stop western medicine and switch to Diabina or just do it gradually?
Yes! Western medicine can be stop gradually and switch on to Diabina.
Can a patient use other western medicine to control sugar with this?
Yes while testing the glucose level regularly.
To get results how long do I have to take Diabina?
Within 5 days glucose level will come down to the normal level.
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