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Banaba Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Lagerstroemia Speciosa
English Name
Giant Crape Myrtle
Botanical Name
Lagerstroemia Speciosa
Hindi Name

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Parts Used

Leaves, Friut, Bark, Seed, Root
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Giant Crape Myrtle is a tree.
It is deciduous.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 20 M.
Best used for Diabetes.
Lagerstroemia Speciosa and Lagerstroemia Indica are two different spices belong to Lagerstroemia family.
L. Speciosa is a huge tree on the other hand L. Indica is a shrub.
L.Speciosa possess purple colour flowers whereas L. Indica's flower is dark pink in colour.
Leaves of L. Speciosa are bigger than L. Indica.
Lagerstroemia Speciosa is used to treat Diabetes whereas Crepe Myrtle is used for Cuts and wounds.
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Lagestroemia Speciosa for Diabetes

Lagestroemia Speciosa contains Corosolic Acid and Ellagitannins. These two constituents are seem to be helpful to cure diabetes.
Take a glass of lukewarm water. Put half teaspoon of Lagestroemia Speciosa extract. Have it on an empty stomach daily.
Queries on Banaba
Tim ( USA/Utah )
25 Apr 2017
I am looking for a homeopathic way to heal my organs to remove diabetes from my life, loose 50lbs (mostly belly fat), gain energy and be healthy.
I have been overweight for the last 30 years of my life and have many sources of stress in my life.
I read the posting of a person having Diabetes and using
Tinospora cordifolia, 10 drops morning and evening with ? glass of water for 1 month
Gymnea sylvestre, 10 drops before every major meal

Is this what you would recommend to help heal my body so I can matabolize food properly, loose this belly fat, and be healthy?

Can you refer me to where I can purchase these or other recommended herbs and how to prepare same if needed.

I live near Salt Lake City, Utah in North America.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Raghav Kalia ( India )
03 May 2017
You need to carry out an experiment . Take Metformin 500 mg, one tablet in the morning after breakfast. Then monitor your blood sugar after an hour. Please make sure that you check your blood sugar thrice in a day. Then take Gymnema sylvestre tinctuere, 5 drops added to a glass of water.
Check your sugar readings. If you see the level of sugar decreases, then you may reduce the dosage of Metformin, if not then Jarul herb can also be taken once everyday. Then finally, you can remove the Metformin completely and only take herbs.
Note, I will recommend Tinospora Cordifolia, only if you do not suffer from Low Blood Pressure. If yes, then do not take it at all. This herb is known to reduce the blood pressure. Read the Metabolism page given on this website, I am sharing the link with you---- https://herbpathy.com/Metabolism--Vid29
Glen ( Australia/ NT )
12 Jun 2018
Diabetic type 2: given up on medical/chemical drugs. Need to clear toxins from my blood and change my diet. I have been advised to take Burdock Root in the form of daily cup of tea. Does anyone else, preferably a Diabetic, have any lived experience of Burdock Root as a blood purifier?
Ma Faizan ( India )
07 Nov 2019
I Could not find it in Hyderabad.
I Said "JARUL but they didn't understand, asking me to pronounce proper.
They didn't hear such Herb.
Asked nearly 8 to 10 stores all said the same.

Please help me and reply me ASAP.
14 Nov 2019
Hey Faizan. Try other common names listed above. It is commonly known as jarul. The name of the plant is Jarul. Medicinally, its leaves, bark, root, fruit, and seed are used separately for various ailments. Why do you want to have Jarul? Share your medical problem in detail for a remedy.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Dorothy howland ( Texas )
07 Aug 2020
Is lagetrsreoemia similar to Gymnea Sylvestre because I can't take the Gymnea as used un glyocil
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