Banaba Benefits and Diabetes

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa) is a species of Lagerstroemia native to tropical southern Asia. The tree is called the Crape Myrtle. The leaves of the Banaba and other sections are used often by the, Taiwan, and Philippines as a tea preparation. In isolated cells, corosolic acid, is known to stimulate glucose uptake. In vitro experiments show […]

Rooibos Benefits and Cancer

Aspalathus linearis

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is a broom-like member of the legume family of plants growing in SouthAfrican fynbos. “Rooibos” means literally red bush in Afrikaans. Tea, is made from the fermented needle-shaped leaves of the rooibos shrub. Rooibos tea goes through a fermentation process. During the fermentation of the leaves, some chemicals are oxidized by enzymes […]