Syzygium cumini (L.) SKEELS (Myrtaceae) against diabetes--125 years of research.

  title={Syzygium cumini (L.) SKEELS (Myrtaceae) against diabetes--125 years of research.},
  author={Axel Helmst{\"a}dter},
  journal={Die Pharmazie},
  volume={63 2},
Syzygium cumini (L.) SKEELS (syn. S. jambolanum DC, Eugenia jambolana LAM.) belongs to the medicinal plants most often recommended as an adjuvant therapy in type 2 diabetes. The plant was extensively studied during the last 125 years, approximately 100 case reports were reported already before the discovery of insulin. After the Second World War, research was concentrated on animal studies. Not all, but many of them reported some success in reducing type 2 diabetes symptoms. However, a state-of… CONTINUE READING