Banaba Tree Leaves – New Hope for Diabetics By Dr Paul Haider Banaba Trees grow in Japan and in the Philippine Islands and the leaves have wonderful abilities to help those suffering from diabetes. The leaves of the Banaba tree have insulin like qualities that lower blood glucose naturally thus helping to prevent organ failure, blindness, and loss of limbs from diabetic complications. In Ayurvedic Medicine in India banaba leaf tea has been used for centuries for treating diabetes… and the leaves also contain lots of vitamins, fiber, magnesium, and zinc. Banaba leaves contain Corosolic acid which is the main chemical that promotes cellular absorption of glucose. This is of great importance because we have an epidemic of diabetes in the US. Banaba leaf is also a good antioxidant helping to scavenge away free radicals thus helping to stave off diseases such as heart disease, strokes, and cancer. Plus banaba leaf also has great anti-inflammatory qualities thus it also works for joint inflammation, inflammation of the kidneys, and urinary tract. Banaba leaf also prevents the hatching of parasite eggs in the GI tract thus preventing proliferation. Banaba leaf tea also helps with protein absorption, and corsolic acid also prevents cravings thus helping with weight loss. Corsolic acid was also shown to promote the production of cancer killing enzymes thus making it possible to use it as a cancer treatment. Banaba leaf tea also lowers LDL cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol) and triglycerides and works to detox the liver and the body in general. And Banaba leaf tea produces valoneic acid which clears uric acid from the body thus helping to eliminate gout. And banaba leaf tea also dissolves away painful kidney stones, usually in a just few days… plus the tea also works well for constipation. And banaba tea helps those suffering from swollen ankles caused by retention of fluids. Remember it’s important to get the right dose, too little will nothing, too much can lower your blood sugar too much… start out with a small dose and work up slowly… and it should never be taken by those with hypoglycemia.