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Focusing on the Causes of Diabetes, Medicinal Herbs Used in China Stimulate Beta-Cells in Pancreas and Have Glucose-Lowering Effects in Diabetes

July 18, 2005

A research study shows that certain medicinal herbs used in China may stimulate beta-cells in pancreas of animals and may have glucose lowering effects on people who have diabetes.

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough or any of the hormone insulin, or when the insulin produced doesn't work effectively, resulting in the level of glucose in the blood to be too high.

The beta cells in the pancreas are responsible for producing insulin.  Now, if a person's diabetes is caused by the pancreas not producing or producing enough insulin due to the dysfunction of the beta cells, a solution may be found.

Euonymus alatus, a Chinese medicine used in China for the treatments of diabetes, has shown to stimulate the beta cells of diabetes-induced rabbits, and lower their glucose levels.  This was first discovered in a laboratory experiment in Japan in 1968 [Chemistry Abstract. 70:18809a: Antidiabetic effect of sodium oxalacetate. Yoshikawa, Kiyohiko. Iwaki Kyoritsu Hosp., Iwaki, Japan. Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine (1968), 96 127-41] and then re-confirmed its effects on dogs in several other experiments subsequently.  Clinical studies on Euonymus alatus show that it has glucose-lowing effects on human diabetes patients.

Currently, the only commercial product that contains Euonymus alatus is "Dia~Naturale" (also known as Yu Xiao San 8805).  People who are interested in more information about it can read Yu Xiao San 8805 on Type I and Type II Diabetes and Hypoglycemic Effects of Selected Ingredients


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