Salacia oblonga

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Salacia oblonga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Salacia
Species: S. oblonga
Binomial name
Salacia oblonga
Wall.
Synonyms[1]
  • Comocladia serrata Blanco

Salacia oblonga is a strangling shrub native to India and Sri Lanka.[2] In traditional medicines it is used for the treatment of diabetes.[3] A study showed its extract may be beneficial for type 2 diabetes after a high-carbohydrate meal.[4] Another study suggested that 1000 mg of salacia oblonga extract following a meal after 12 hours of fasting could reduce blood glucose levels, while a dosage of 750 mg extract showed no impact.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comocladia serrata Blanco — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  3. ^ http://healthy-ojas.com/diabetes/natural-diabetes-herbs.html
  4. ^ Williams, JA; Choe, YS; Noss, MJ; Baumgartner, CJ; Mustad, VA (2007). "Extract of Salacia oblonga lowers acute glycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes". Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 86: 124–30. PMID 17616771. 
  5. ^ Heacock, Patricia M.; Hertzler, Steven R.; Williams, Jennifer A.; Wolf, Bryan W. (January 2005). "Effects of a medical food containing an herbal α-glucosidase inhibitor on postprandial glycemia and insulinemia in healthy adults". Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 105 (1): 65–71. doi:10.1016/j.jada.2004.11.001. 

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