Banaba Tea- (Lagerstroemia speciosa L.)Banabais a flowering plant that grows in warm climate like the Philippines, India and others. Banaba is widely used in the Philippines and as herbal medicine for diabetes. While in India, Banaba is also used in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of diabetes.
• The Banaba leaves and flowers contain corrosolic acid, a substance being studied for its insulin like effect of lowering the glucose in the body.
• Banaba is also being studied as a weight-loss supplement for its ability to delay or reduce the absorption of carbohydrates. Banaba is also rich in vitamins and minerals including zinc and magnesium. Banaba is also rich in dietary fibers.