Banaba tea is a traditional health drink in the Philippines
since ancient times. It was found to have therapeutic
effects on various ailments such as diabetes, kidney
and other urinary problems. Besides being an exotic
health drink, banaba tea has a soothing and pleasant
Japanese nowadays offer Banaba in various form such
as tea, juice, health drinks, food supplement.
Because of the therapeutic effects of Banaba, countries such
as United States, Russia and Europe are conducting their own
independent research on how to make this great herb available
to the public.
Corosolic acid which is rich in banaba leaves is a plant insulin
and used for diabetes. It can be taken orally and according
to Japanese research, there is no side effects. A good control
of blood sugar and insulin levels by banaba tea or extract
is without an additional merit of significant tendency of
weight loss (an average of 2-4 lbs. per month). It is likely
that modulation of glucose and insulin levels reduces total
caloric intake somewhat and encourages moderate weight loss.
In Japan, Banaba tea has become quite popular. In the US,
many weight-loss formulas are now using banaba as a safe,
natural component for reducing weight.