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Authors: Muhammed Majeed Ph.D. and Lakshmi Prakash Ph.D.
Source: The Therapeutic Role of Ayurvedic Herbs in Diabetes Management

Pterocarpus (Pterocarpus Marsupium)

Pterocarpus has a long history of use in India as a treatment for diabetes. It is native to Sri Lanka and India. Pterocarpus is a rich source of polyphenolic compounds that are reported to have blood sugar lowering effects in laboratory studies. Pterocarpus Marsupium, alone or as in multi-ingredient formulas, has been shown successful in reducing the blood sugar of diabetic human subjects.

References:

Manuckam, M., et al. (1997) Antihyperglycemic activity of phenolics from Pterocarpus marsupium. J. Nat. Prod., 60(6), 609-610