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diabetes medicine
by: goldie
Salacia oblonga
Indian herb also known as Ponkoranti.
It has been used by Indian natives since ancient times to effectively
manage Diabetes.
This is a effective cure for type 2 diabetes.
Reduction in blood sugar levels can be observed within 5 days of usage.
It is also a strong weight gain inhibitor and effectively controls
weight gain commonly associated with type 2 diabetic patients.

The recommended dosage is 1000 mg twice daily.

To purchase this medicine
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Traditional Indian medicine, herb Salacia oblonga may help treat
diabetes Posted By: News-Medical in Medical Study News Published:
Tuesday, 8-Feb-2005 Printer Friendly Email to a Friend : : : : Herbs
used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes seems to lower
blood sugar and insulin levels in a manner similar to prescription
drugs, a new study reports. Researchers gave extracts of the herb
Salacia oblonga to 39 healthy adults, and the results were promising.
The largest dose of the herb extract - 1,000 milligrams - decreased
insulin and blood glucose levels by 29 and 23 percent, respectively.
: : "These kinds of reductions are similar to what we might see with
prescription oral medications for people with diabetes," said Steve
Hertzler, a study co-author and an assistant professor of nutrition
at Ohio State University. : : Salacia oblonga, which is native to
regions of India and Sri Lanka, binds to intestinal enzymes that
break down carbohydrates in the body. These enzymes, called
alpha-glucosidases, turn carbohydrates into glucose, the sugar that
circulates throughout the body. If the enzyme binds to the herbal
extract rather than to a carbohydrate, then less glucose gets into
the blood stream, resulting in lowered blood glucose and insulin
levels. : : "Lowering blood glucose levels lowers the risk of
disease-related complications in people with diabetes," Hertzler
said. "Also, poor compliance with diabetes medications often hinders
the effectiveness of these drugs. It may be easier to get someone to
take an herb with food or in a beverage, as opposed to a pill." : :
The study appears in a recent issue of the Journal of the American
Dietetic Association. : : Thirty-nine healthy adults participated in
four separate meal tolerance tests. These meals, which were given in
beverage form, were spaced three to 14 days apart. Each participant
fasted for at least 10 hours before consuming the test beverage. : :
Participants were asked to drink about two cups' worth of the chilled
beverage, which contained zero, 500, 700 or 1,000 milligrams of
Salacia oblonga extract. Afterward, the researchers used the
finger-prick method to draw blood samples from each person every 15
to 30 minutes for three hours. These blood samples were used to
determine insulin and blood glucose concentrations. The biggest
changes in blood glucose and insulin levels usually happen within the
first two hours after eating. : : The beverage that contained the
highest concentration of the herbal extract - 1,000 milligrams -
provided the most dramatic reduction in insulin and blood glucose
levels. Insulin levels were 29 percent lower, while blood glucose
levels were 23 percent lower as compared to the control drink, which
contained no herbal extract. : : As Salacia oblonga can cause
intestinal gas, the researchers had the study participants collect
breath hydrogen samples hourly for eight hours after drinking the
test beverage. The participants collected their breath in small
plastic tubes. The researchers then analyzed these breath samples for
hydrogen and methane content - the level of either substance in the
breath corresponds to the level contained in the colon. : : The
subjects also rated the frequency and intensity of nausea, abdominal
cramping and distention and gas for two days after consuming each
test meal. : : While the test beverages containing Salacia oblonga
caused an increase in breath hydrogen excretion, reports of
gastrointestinal discomfort were minimal, Hertzler said. : : Right
now he and his colleagues are trying to figure out what dose of the
herb is most effective, and when it should be taken relative to a
meal. : : "We want to know how long it takes for the herb to bind to
the enzymes that break down carbohydrates," Hertzler said. "The
participants in this study took the herb with their meal, but maybe
taking it before eating would be even more effective." : : The
researchers also want to study the effects of Salacia oblonga in
people with diabetes. : : "A lot of studies show that lowering blood
sugar levels reduces the risk for all kinds of diabetes-related
complications, such as kidney disease and nerve and eye damage,"
Hertzler said. "We want to see if this herb has this kind of effect."
: : Salacia oblonga is still relatively difficult to find in the
United States, Hertzler said, although there are manufacturers that
sell the herb through the Internet. : : This study was supported by
the Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories in Columbus. : :
Hertzler is continuing to conduct Salacia oblonga studies with the
Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories. He has no links to the
company beyond this affiliation. : : Hertzler conducted the work with
former Ohio State colleague Patricia Heacock, who is now at Rutgers,
the State University of New Jersey; Jennifer Williams, a clinical
scientist with Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories; and Bryan
Wolf, a former research scientists with Ross Products Division

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