Here comes a herbal tea for diabetics

March 6th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin  

Dhaka, March 6 (Xinhua) Bangladeshi scientists have invented a herbal tea that is expected to help insulin-dependent diabetic patients reduce their insulin intake, the Daily Star reported Thursday. A group of scientists at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) invented the herbal tea from leaf extracts of a local tree named Jarul.

The study was conducted at BCSIR research institute in Bangladesh’s southeastern Chittagong city.

Azad Khan, president of Diabetic Association was quoted by the newspaper as saying that since the tea is extracted from nature, it has no side effect and it might be helpful for diabetic patients.

He said: “Diabetes has spread in the world like an epidemic and developing countries are the worst victims of this disease. An estimated six million people in Bangladesh have diabetes.”

Patients who are dependent on insulin injections might benefit from the herbal tea. Recommended use of the tea could lower sugar level in their blood through insulin secretion from their pancreas and thus lower their insulin intake requirement, said experts.

The herbal tea might also help reduce obesity, the experts added. Choudhury Mahmood Hasan, chairman of BCSIR, said herbal drug is safe and effective and has gained approval across the globe, with a market share of $62 billion.

Well-known pharmaceutical companies will market the herbal tea under the brand name DiabeNo.

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