Oyster mushroom cuts blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure in diabetics

July 8, 2007  
Filed under Diabetes

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CM NEWS – The value of yummy oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) might not be limited to their good taste. Studies have shown that the mushroom could lower blood glucose and cholesterol in diabetes patients.

A study done at Department of Diet and Nutrition, Dhaka assessed the effects of reducing blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides in diabetic patients. Additionally, this study addressed whether there was any hepatic and renal toxicity of mushroom. Read more

‘Gold-plated’ catepillar fungus boosts immunity, lowers blood sugar

June 13, 2007  
Filed under Diabetes

catepillar fungusCM NEWSCordyceps sinensis, or commonly known as catepillar fungus and dong chong xia cao (????) in Chinese, is an expensive traditional Chinese medicine well-known for its anti-tumour, immunostimulant and antioxidant functions. The catepillar fungus has also been proven to be anti-diabetic. Read more

Plant essense for diabetes has scientific backing

April 3, 2007  
Filed under Diabetes

Medical News Today – Reports of a traditional Chinese medicine having beneficial effects for people suffering from type 2 diabetes now has some scientific evidence to back up the claims. Read more

Active ingredient of ‘mou dan pi’ fights diabetes

February 20, 2007  
Filed under Diabetes

CM NEWSMou dan pi (cortex moutan, ???, ????; root bark of Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews) is one of the common herbs found in anti-diabetic traditional Chinese medicine formulae. However, what constitutes its anti-diabetic effect is established only recently in a study by researchers in Hong Kong. Read more

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