Origin: Leaves of the Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.) plant
Also Known As:
Pride of India
Overview: Banaba is a species of crepe myrtle tree that is native to the Philippines and Southeast Asia where people use the leaves to make medicine. Its Leaves are used to help treat diabetes and is showing to be effective for weight loss. Banaba seems to lower blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes, according to very preliminary research. It might help the body use insulin more efficiently.
Common Dosage: Currently there is no standard dosage for Banaba leaf