Botanical Name: Pterocarpus Marsupium
English/Common Name: Indian Kino Tree, Malabar Kino
Ayurvedic Name: Bijasar or Vijaysar
Part Used: Gum Resin and Heartwood
Habitat and Botany: Lequminosae, found commonly in hilly regions of central and southern India & Ceylon. A moderate to large deciduous tree with a stout crooked stem and widely spreading branches, thick bark, yellowish gray and scaly. The older trees exude a blood red gum resin. The leaves are 15-23 cms. Long, bipinnately compound, leaflets are oblong, the flowers occur in large panicles, fruit pods 2.5-5 cms., orbicular, flat winged.
Principal Constituents: Liquiritigenin and Isoliuiritigenin.
Alcoholic and aqueous extracts of heartwood produce a significant reduction in blood sugar level (hypoglycemic action). Probably by hindering he absorption of glucose in the intestine.
It is a remarkable herb which according to scientific research (Study published in the lancet issue 1981 pg. 759) has actually shown to regenerate Beta cells of the islet of Langerhans of the pancreas which are functional in nature. It restores the normal insulin production of the pancreas and stabilizes the normal sugar levels.
Bijasar in Gluco Health
Side Effects: No significant side effects information is available so far.
According to Ayurveda, herbs are taken in combination with other herbs to neutralize the toxicity of one herb with the opposing effect of the other or to enhance the particular effect of one herb with the help of other.
Caution: According to Ayurveda, herbs are taken in combination with other herbs to neutralize the toxicity of one herb with the opposing effect of the other or to enhance the particular effect of one herb with the help of other.
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