Salacia oblonga

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Salacia oblonga
Scientific classification
S. oblonga
Binomial name
Salacia oblonga
  • Comocladia serrata Blanco

Salacia oblonga is a strangling shrub native to India and Sri Lanka.[2] In traditional medicine, it is used for 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]


  1. ^ "Comocladia serrata Blanco — The Plant List". Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-03-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  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 (1): 124–30. doi:10.1093/ajcn/86.1.124. 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. PMID 15635348.

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