Salacia Oblonga

We start off with a comment:

" I talked with a personal training here in AZ who has worked with some people with ST and has had some positive results with using this in a tea form. By positive results I mean some pain relief and some relief from pulling."

Beka found out some more information...

Info about the tea :
Salacia Oblonga, is known as Saptarangi/Ponkoranti in India.

Salacia oblonga has a long tradition of use for thousands of years as an Indian Ayurvedic herb. A few studies have looked at the the effects of salacia oblonga in humans and the early results are promising in terms of blood sugar control. In Japan Salacia oblonga has been sold as a food supplement for several years. Salacia oblonga plant grows in limited regions of India and Sri Lanka, and it is not yet well known in the U.S.

A recent Nurtition Article :
Nutrition. ;21 (7-8):848-54 15975493 (P,S,E,B) Effects of a nutritional supplement containing Salacia oblonga extract and insulinogenic amino acids on postprandial glycemia, insulinemia, and breath hydrogen responses in healthy adults.

Angela L Collene, Steven R Hertzler, Jennifer A Williams, Bryan W Wolf
Department of Human Nutrition, College of Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the postprandial glycemic, insulinemic, and breath hydrogen responses to a liquid nutritional product containing Salacia oblonga extract, an herbal alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, and two insulinogenic amino acids. METHODS: In a randomized, double-masked, crossover design, 43 healthy subjects were fed the following meals on separate days after overnight fasting: control (C; 480 mL of a study beverage containing 82 g of carbohydrate, 20 g of protein, and 14 g of fat), control plus 3.5 g each of phenylalanine and leucine (AA), control plus 1000 mg of S. oblonga extract (S), and control plus S and AA (SAA). Postprandially, fingerstick capillary plasma glucose and venous serum insulin levels were measured for 180 min, and breath hydrogen excretion was measured for 480 min. RESULTS: The baseline-adjusted peak glucose response was not different across meals. However, changes in plasma glucose areas under the curve (0 to 120 min and 0 to 180 min, respectively) compared with C were -9% and -11% for AA (P>0.05 each), -27% and -24% for S (P=0.035 and 0.137), and -27% and -29% for SAA (P<0.05 each). Changes in insulin areas under the curve were +5% and +5% for AA (P>0.05 each), -35% and -36% for S (P<0.001 each), and -6% and -7% for SAA (P>0.05 each). Breath hydrogen excretion was 60% greater (P<0.001) in the S-containing meals than in the C- and AA-containing meals and was associated with mild flatulence. 

CONCLUSIONS: Salacia oblonga extract is a promising nutraceutical ingredient that decreased glycemia in this study. Supplementation with amino acids had no significant additional effect on glycemia.

More information is needed....

1 comment:

  1. Be VERY careful when taking herbs - they seem to be unregulated and their toxicity varies. Plus Chinese herbs work better on...Chinese people. Valerian, for example, will help those with dystonia BECAUSE it will help you sleep - but always google 'side effects' first