Pterocarpus marsupium has a long history of use in India as a treatment for diabetes. Evidently in traditional Indian Ayurvedic practice, diabetic patients were given water that sat overnight in a bowl made from Pterocarpus marsupium heartwood. Contemporary research appears to support this anti-diabetic effect that is apparently due to high concentrations of flavonoids. The flavonoid called epicatechin and extracts of Pterocarpus marsupium have demonstrated anti-diabetic properties and have been used to support the diabetes diet and management of pre-diabetes metabolic syndrome. Apparent anti-diabetic compounds include: epicatechin, pterosupin, marsupin and pterostilbene. Studies have also investigated the cholesterol lowering, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions of this important medicinal plant.*
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