Randomized and double-blinded pilot clinical study of the safety and anti-diabetic efficacy of the Rauvolfia-Citrus tea, as used in Nigerian traditional medicine.

@article{CampbellTofte2011RandomizedAD,
  title={Randomized and double-blinded pilot clinical study of the safety and anti-diabetic efficacy of the Rauvolfia-Citrus tea, as used in Nigerian traditional medicine.},
  author={Joan I A Campbell-Tofte and Per M\olgaard and Knud Josefsen and Zostam Abdallah and Steen Honor{\'e} Hansen and Claus Cornett and Huiling Mu and Erik A Richter and Henning Willads Petersen and Jens Christian N\orregaard and Kaj Winther},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={133 2},
  pages={402-11}
}
AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of this randomized and double blinded pilot clinical trial was to investigate the anti-diabetic efficacy of the Rauvolfia-Citrus (RC) tea in humans. We have earlier shown that a combination of calorie-restriction and chronic administration of the RC tea to the genetic diabetic (BKS-db) mice resulted in the normalization of blood sugar, reduction in lipid accumulated in the mice eyes and prevention of the degeneration of the otherwise brittle BKS-db pancreas. The tea is… CONTINUE READING