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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.


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