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    Herbs for Diabetes

    Does anybody have any suggestions for combinations of herbs I can use to treat Type 1 diabetese?

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    I found this site:

    http://www.holisticonline.com/remedi...etes_herbs.htm

    Herbs for Diabetes
    Since antiquity, diabetes has been treated with plant medicines. Recent scientific investigation has confirmed the efficacy of many of these preparations, some of which are remarkably effective. Only those herbs that appear most effective, are relatively non-toxic and have substantial documentation of efficacy are covered here.

    Pterocarpus marsupium (Indian Kino, Malabar Kino, Pitasara, Venga)
    The tree is the source of the Kino of the European pharmacopeas. The gum-resin looks like dried blood (Dragon's blood), much used in Indian medicine. This herb has a long history of use in India as a treatment for diabetes. The flavonoid, (-)-epicatechin, extracted from the bark of this plant has been shown to prevent alloxan-induced beta cell damage in rats.

    Both epicatechin and a crude alcohol extract of Pterocarpus marsupium have actually been shown to regenerate functional pancreatic beta cells. No other drug or natural agent has been shown to generate this activity.


    Does anybody have more info on the herb used; Pterocarpus marsupium?

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