Leaves from banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa L) come from trees originating in Southeast Asia and have been used traditionally in the Philippines and India for people with diabetes and weight management problems. The active component in banaba leaves is corosolic acid, which scientists at Arkansas State University are suggesting is a potential treatment for diabetes in the future. The current treatment for diabetes includes insulin treatment which is very expensive and may increase the production of anti-insulin antibodies. This immune response may cause unwanted side effects, which reduce insulin’s usefulness to function correctly in metabolism. Animal studies suggest that corosolic acid may […]Continue reading Health Benefits of Banaba Leaf Extract
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